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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, $17,610)

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 Walker county and city of Huntsville will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $17,610 to increase their electronic field reporting capabilities in order to save time and increase efficiency, particularly as it relates to major case investigations. The city of Huntsville, serving as fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase two laptop computers and printers with accessories. The county of Walker will use their portion of the grant to also purchase two laptop computers and printers with accessories.


Date Created: September 13, 2009