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Technology and Equipment Improvement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $139,466)

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 Macon and Bibb County will use the JAG award in the amount of $139,499 towards technology improvements. The city of Macon, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $83,680 to subscribe to two software packages from Lexis/Nexis to provide detectives with investigative information. Bibb County will use $55,786 to upgrade the computer aided dispatch system for the sheriff's department.


Date Created: August 24, 2009