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Justice Assistance Grant project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,187)

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 of Butler County and the city of Popular Bluff will use 2009 JAG funds for necessary equipment purchases to improve public safety and reduce crime. The goal for the city of Poplar Bluff is to add three AR-15 tactical patrol rifles and LED light bars to their inventory of weapons and equipment. The goal for Butler County is to assist with the purchase and installation of public safety software.


Date Created: August 25, 2009