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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, $25,333)

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 Robertson County and the city of Springfield will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $25,333 on equipment purchases and installation. The city of Springfield, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire award to supply the Springfield Police Department with three digital in-car cameras for patrol vehicles, as well as security surveillance equipment for the police station. Funds will also help to cover installation costs of both the in-car cameras and surveillance equipment.


Date Created: September 17, 2009