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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $25,358)

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 Shelby and the county of Cleveland are disparate and will jointly use the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase a forensic ballistic recovery system and firearm ammunition. The city of Shelby Police Department will purchase a forensic ballistic recovery system. The system will be used to collect projectiles from seized handguns for submission into the national IBIS system for analysis and identification of firearm evidence linked to gun-related crimes. The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office will purchase firearm ammunition to be used by sworn law enforcement personnel in the line of duty. The city of Shelby will serve as the fiscal agent.


Date Created: September 7, 2009