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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, $19,103)

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 Washington County and the city of Calais will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to obtain Rapid Deployment active shooter response supplies, equipment, and training for local law enforcement within Washington County. The city of Calais, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase various types of ammunition supplies for officer training and fund overtime to cover 40 hours of training in Rapid Deployment for six officers within the Calais Police Department. The Washington County Sheriff's Office will use its portion to cover the purchase of simmunition helmets, neck protectors, simmunition weapons, and rifle converters. This equipment and training will provide local law enforcement officers with the technical and tactical skills to effectively respond to an active shooter incident in any public setting with a primary focus on schools.


Date Created: September 1, 2009