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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, $26,966)

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 Union County and the city of El Dorado will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $26,966 to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the areas of training, communications, and equipment. These funds will assist in the prevention and control of crime, and also improve the criminal justice system. The El Dorado Police Department will use its funds to purchase more traditional police equipment and upgraded technology. The Union County Sheriff's Office will use its funds to equip and train each sheriff's Deputy with a taser non-lethal weapon.


Date Created: September 9, 2009