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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, $11,037)

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 Winchester and Clark County will use the their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $11,037 to support the Winchester/Clark County Officer Safety Enhancement Project. The city of Winchester, serving as fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase new equipment and train staff to reduce the number of injuries and death for police officers. Clark County will use its portion to purchase tasers, taser training suits, and non-conductive cartridges which will enable the officers to effectively train for using the taser equipment in a realistic environment without injury.


Date Created: September 7, 2009