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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $17,939)

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).

Pueblo of Laguna will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards law enforcement equipment for the police department. Specifically, the funds will be used to purchase ten radar units for new police vehicles. The equipment purchased with this grant will be used as part of the Laguna Highway Safety Project that is funded through an Indian Highway Safety Grant the department has received. The major goal is to reduce the high number of speeding infractions and traffic accidents and their resulting fatalities, injuries, and property damage within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Laguna.


Date Created: August 30, 2009