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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, $27,533)

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).

Florida City will use the JAG funds towards technology and equipment purchases for the police department. Specific purchases include a color copier/scanner/fax/printer, electronic citation equipment, three computer stations, tasers, pistols, and upgraded batteries to enable patrol officers to use laptop computers at crime scenes without plugging them into their vehicles for power. These purchases will allow the officers and civilian staff to obtain and work with equipment that will enable them to perform their duties more efficiently.


Date Created: August 23, 2009