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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, $415,193)

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 Guilford County and the cities of High Point and Greensboro will use the 2009 JAG award in the amount of $415,193 towards law enforcement initiatives. The city of High Point, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $78,478.40 to contract research services in the area of domestic violence. Upon completion of the research, the High Point Police Department will share their findings with the Greensboro Police Department and Guilford County's Sheriff's Department as well as other law enforcement agencies across the country. Guilford County will use $105,884.20 to purchase technology and supported training for an interoperable emergency response system, as well as covert video surveillance equipment for the special operations unit. The city of Greensboro will use $230,830.40 to purchase bulletproof vests.


Date Created: August 30, 2009