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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, $68,166)

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 Strafford County, the township of Farmington, and the cities of Dover and Rochester will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $68,166 to purchase equipment, provide training, upgrade technology, and cover salaries. Strafford County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of grant funds to acquire items such as pepper ball rounds, flash bangs, gas masks, storage lockers, and leg irons for correctional training. The city of Dover will use funds to cover costs (salary, event fees, supplies) related to youth programs, as well as training for two officers in the use of tasers. The town of Farmington will purchase weapon storage systems and new laptop computers. The city of Rochester will use their funds to purchase digital cameras, an evidence storage locker, audio equipment, and supplies and installation of a new filing system within the Records Department.


Date Created: September 16, 2009