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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, $29,676)

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).

Laurens County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award for their Methamphetamine Lab Scene Vehicle Project. The funds will be used to purchase a Ford F-150 Crew Cab Four Wheel Drive Truck to be used by certified methamphetamine lab dismantling deputies, emergency lights, flash lights, a truck tool box to store equipment, and other equipment needed to safely identify, dismantle, and process meth-lab scenes. The goals are to provide reliable transportation and provide a way to transport necessary items from the crime scene.


Date Created: August 31, 2009