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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $53,611)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Hattiesburg, serving as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application in coordination with Forrest County. They will share $53,611 in Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds. The city of Hattiesburg will use their share of the grant to purchase mobile data terminals to improve the performance of the police department and to enhance officer safety. Forrest County will use its portion of the grant to purchase a patrol vehicle to improve the services of the sheriff's department.


Date Created: August 20, 2009