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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, $43,807)

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 Merrimack County and the city of Concord will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $43,807 to purchase equipment and supplies. The city of Concord, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant to purchase tasers with related supplies, rain gear, forensic equipment, digital recorders, and software upgrades for the Concord Police Department. The Merrimack County Sheriff's Office will use funds to acquire cell phone enhancers and portable radios.


Date Created: September 13, 2009