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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, $12,550)

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 the city of Tuskegee and Macon County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase equipment. The city of Tuskegee will use their share of grant funds to enhance the Information Technology Training Center with the most current software and hardware for distance learning. The equipment will allow the Tuskegee Police Department to equip a Digital Training Room. The officers will have the opportunity to train at distance learning stations and to conduct strategic meetings with surrounding agencies. The Macon County Sheriff's Department will use the funds for the Technology Upgrade Project. The funds will be used for enhancement of the mobile units with a purchase of proper equipment and software, allowing quicker access to information.


Date Created: September 21, 2009