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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, $26,164)

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).

Putnam County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the crime prevention efforts of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office will use the funds to remove a less dependable, high mileage patrol vehicle from the present fleet and replace it with a new fully-equipped police vehicle. This new vehicle will be used in the Field Operations Unit and will enhance response times to crime scenes, accident scenes, and in answering citizens' complaints.


Date Created: August 25, 2009