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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, $49,286)

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 the city of Bend and Deschutes County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award for law enforcement equipment. The city of Bend, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase remote area light systems, light towers, work lights, a surveillance camera, ballistic trauma plates, a macro lens, a holographic optic sight, and GPS systems. Deschutes County will use their share of the grant to purchase smart boards, radios, and radio batteries. The goal of this project is to enhance the safety of the officers.


Date Created: September 13, 2009