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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
La Plata
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,217)

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 La Plata County and the city of Durango will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $15,217 to support the 'Improving Communication Support with Go Kits for Public Information Officers Project.' The city of Durango, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase laptop computers, portable printers and scanners, digital cameras, emergency radios, and other equipment critical to the success of public information officers during large-scale events. This equipment will allow maximum versatility and functionality for public information officers for both agencies.


Date Created: September 8, 2009