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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, $18,785)

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).

Mason County will use the its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards facility enhancement for the sheriff's office. Funds from this grant will allow the Mason County Sheriff's Office to bid a contract for the hardware and installation of fencing for a secure vehicle impound lot on county-owned property. The current lot is a stand alone facility in a business park area not meeting the best practices for storage of evidence. The fencing will provide the minimum security requirements required for a renewal of the sheriff's office accreditation by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.


Date Created: August 20, 2009