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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, $29,731)

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 New Castle will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase a new police cruiser. All necessary equipment such emergency lights, siren, and radio will be installed in the vehicle. The city's current police cruisers are an average of five years old with many of them having 120,000 miles or more. This grant will allow the police department to obtain a desperately needed new police vehicle and continue to provide immediate responses to their community. The county of Lawrence will not receive any funds from this grant.


Date Created: September 13, 2009