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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, $93,539)

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 city of Everett will use its Fiscal Year JAG award towards law enforcement equipment for the police department. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase a portable forensic alternative light source, low/no-light condition and sighting improvement additions to patrol-issued long guns, tactical unit pistols, rifle lightings, communication gear, laptop computers and digital media projector for preparation of presentations by the crimes unit, personal flotation devices for the marine unit, tactical helmets for special operations group, and multimedia presentation equipment for use in the south precinct classroom. Thiese purchases will help enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of police officers, first-responders, detectives, and special unit staff.


Date Created: August 20, 2009