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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, $62,760)

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 the city of Columbia and Maury County will use the JAG award in the amount of $62,760 to purchase technology and equipment. The city of Columbia, acting as the fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase in-car video camera upgrades and law enforcement equipment. Maury County will use funds to purchase a patrol vehicle and law enforcement equipment. The goal of both entities is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the current in-car video system by upgrading to a digital system and to protect officers in line of duty.


Date Created: September 16, 2009