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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, $11,939)

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 town of Old Orchard Beach will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Old Orchard Beach Police Department's Radio Equipment Improvement Project. Since the installation of a new radio tower, the department has had numerous issues with older radios not receiving or transmitting properly. JAG funds will assist in the installation of a voter modulator, a base repeater, and a duplexer, along with other related communications equipment and labor. Any remaining funds will go towards two new radio frequencies to assist in creating more efficient communications between the public safety building, fire, and police departments.


Date Created: August 20, 2009