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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Charleston County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $394,855)

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 North Charleston, acting as the fiscal agent for this disparate application, will share this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award with the city of Charleston, town of Mount Pleasant, and Charleston County. North Charleston plans to use its share of the funds to purchase digital in-car cameras, an SUV, and bushmaster rifles and accessories. The city of Charleston plans to utilize its funds to purchase software to monitor false alarms and for automatic license plate recognition. The town of Mount Pleasant plans to use its funds to equip a command center with enhanced security to assist policing efforts in emergencies, and for law enforcement training in non-emergency situations. Charleston County plans to utilize its funds to buy in-car video cameras for patrol vehicles as well as purchase a variety of equipment to aid the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office in prosecution.


Date Created: August 18, 2009