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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, $18,284)

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 Hendersonville will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $18,284 to purchase equipment for the Hendersonville Police Department. The department will acquire twelve light emitting diode (LED) roof-mounted emergency lighting systems for marked police cruisers. These light-bars will assist the department in providing upgraded visual warning devices to alert the public of on-coming patrol cruisers and hazardous situations.


Date Created: September 13, 2009