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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, $1,324,943)

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).

Hennepin County, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds with seven disparate jurisdictions within the county. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will prevent crime, assist victims, connect with the community, and provide a safer environment for citizens and visitors. Funds will be used to provide overtime to law enforcement and other criminal justice personnel for crime prevention, investigation, and enforcement activities, and to support personnel costs for police community liaison work, coordination of an anti-violence initiative, and gang investigative activities. Funds will also be used for officer training and law enforcement equipment.


Date Created: August 20, 2009