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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $30,744)

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 St. Albans will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $30,744 to purchase equipment for the St. Albans Police Department. The department will acquire a wide array of law enforcement supplies including a K9 cage, flashlights, a radio rack, a digital camera and camcorder, surveillance equipment, and computer and communications upgrades. These purchases will be used to enhance the police department's enforcement capabilities and expand upon newly created programs, emergency response communications, and community partnerships in order to continue to address the crime trends in St. Albans City.


Date Created: August 20, 2009