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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, $78,332)

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 county of Orange and the cities of Middletown and Newburgh will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards separate initiatives aimed at enhancing law enforcement services provided to the community. The county, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will use its share to support its automated vehicle locator system initiative, in which GPS units and associated software are placed into county law enforcement vehicles. The city of Middletown will use its share to purchase a marked patrol vehicle for its police department. Remaining funds will be used by the city of Newburg to support training costs for its police officers in an effort to develop new techniques in information gathering and crime analysis. The purchase and installation of needed equipment and officer overtime will also be supported.


Date Created: September 2, 2009