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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, $66,608)

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 county of Northampton, the city of Bethlehem, and the city of Easton will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $66,608 for law enforcement purposes. The city of Bethlehem, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds for parks security overtime and for mounted unit expenses. These expenses include hay, feed, stall shavings, fly sheets, other insect repellents, veterinary costs, ointments and medications, wormers, and shoes. The city of Easton will use funds toward the purchase of an unmarked cruiser. The Easton Police Department will purchase emergency lights, a siren, and a radio to be installed in the vehicle. The county of Northampton will not receive any funds from this grant.


Date Created: September 8, 2009