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Gadsden Bomb Squad Equipment Enhancement Program 2009

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $40,749)

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 Gadsden and Etowah County will jointly use the 2009 JAG funds to purchase the SID 500 FI Bomb Transport system and related equipment. The city of Gadsden will be the fiscal agent for the grant and both agreed to work together. The purpose is to enhance the safety of the officers and the citizens of Gadsden and Etowah County by allowing the stabilization and safe transport of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other dangerous explosives.


Date Created: September 8, 2009