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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, $266,133)

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 Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support personnel through training and equipment purchases. The Reno Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant to purchase law enforcement equipment such as updating their protective gear for their SWAT team, video cameras, and training for detectives who will be interviewing children involved in sexual assault cases. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will use its portion to replace aging SWAT protective gear and a key cabinet system. The Sparks Police Department will purchase law enforcement equipment and provide innovative, advanced, and specialized training to police department personnel.


Date Created: August 19, 2009