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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $46,300)

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 Lebanon, acting as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application in coordination with Wilson County. They will share $46,300 in Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds. The city of Lebanon, through the police department, will use their share of the grant to purchase laptop computers. These computers will replace old, outdated computers and will provide the officers with access to critical law enforcement data while patrolling and answering various calls for service. Wilson County will use its portion to purchase laptop computers. The computers will provide the officers with additional tools while patrolling.


Date Created: August 18, 2009