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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, $256,023)

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 Charleston and Kanawha County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $256,023 to purchase equipment and support officer overtime. The city of Charleston, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase interoperable radios to enable real-time communications between agencies and responding personnel in the event of a major event or disaster. Kanawha County will use its portion to fund overtime patrols in high drug and crime areas within the county.


Date Created: August 30, 2009