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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, $38,746)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Orange County and the towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill will use the 2009 JAG award in the amount of $38,746 to purchase law enforcement equipment. Orange County, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $7,749 to purchase in-car video systems and radar units for patrol vehicles. The town of Carrboro will use $8,663, to purchase tactical vests and ceramic inserts for the Critical Incident Unit, and also additional equipment for the patrol service dogs and handlers. The town of Chapel Hill will use $22,334 to purchase stop sticks and tasers. These equipment upgrades will increase officer safety and effectiveness and ensure better service to the community.


Date Created: August 31, 2009