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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,186)

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).

Mineral County will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $12,186 to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies. Mineral County will utilize the funds to purchase eight Bushmaster M4A3 patrol carbines equipped with XS Tritium Sight System and Surefire X300 weapon light, two X26 taser electronic control devices, ten pack and pop traffic cones, and two modular traffic control barricades. The goals of this project are to improve officer and public safety, provide officers with the ability to control a violent offender with non-lethal responses, and to provide the necessary equipment to adequately restrict or direct both pedestrian and vehicular traffic at a crime scene or protected area.


Date Created: September 16, 2009