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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, $305,915)

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 Shreveport and Caddo Parish have been certified disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them under the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG Program, with the city of Shreveport serving as the fiscal agent. The city of Shreveport will use their portion of the funds to address Part I Crimes in specific geographic areas of the city on an overtime basis. The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to purchase four marked patrol vehicles and the necessary equipment to replace high-mileage units in their fleet. The sheriff's office will also use funds to purchase mobile radar units to aid in traffic control and in the reduction of vehicular accidents.


Date Created: September 16, 2009