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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, $11,343)

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 jurisdiction consisting of the city of Blackfoot and Bingham County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $11,343 towards vehicle enhancement for the police department. Specifically, funds will be used towards the purchase of a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) outfitted with emergency lights and painted as a Blackfoot police vehicle. The purpose of the UTV is to provide public safety and emergency services for the Jensen's Grove/Rose Pond green belt loop. Funds will also be used for equipment for Bingham County Search and Rescue.


Date Created: August 26, 2009