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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, $10,090)

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 Cumberland County and the city of Crossville will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award in the amount of $10,090 to support the purchase of patrol rifles and a computer server. The city of Crossville, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase patrol rifles to help to increase the rapid response of adequate firepower to repel like weapons in dangerous situations prior to the arrival of the Tactical Response Team. In addition, the purchase of a larger computer server to maintain all jail records will better serve the public. Officers will be able to access reports from substations and patrol cars.


Date Created: September 16, 2009