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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, $19,109)

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 DeLand will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase force-on-force training equipment for the DeLand Police Department. The purchase includes force-on-force instructors' course, along with the equipment needed for the training such as tactical bullet-resistant vest carriers, protective ballistic shields, and general entry and breaching tools. The police department is anticipating that the training program will enhance the safety of officers and civilians when officers must respond/encounter an armed person.


Date Created: August 19, 2009