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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, $16,294)

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).

Pike County, acting as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application in coordination with the city of McComb. The two jurisdictions will share $16,294 in Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds. Pike County and the city of McComb agreed to split the funds equally, both receiving $8,147. They will use the funds to purchase equipment to include digital patrol cameras, a booking camera, a VHF repeater, a computer monitor, and bullet-proof vests.


Date Created: September 17, 2009