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New & Replacement Equipment Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,476)

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 jurisdiction consisting of the city of Kokomo and Howard County will use their FY 2009 JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Kokomo, serving as the fiscal agent, will
purchase new equipment for police personnel, such as electronic citation and warning system equipment, a body worn video recorder, privacy screens, canopies, and child identification kits. The remainder of the funds will be used for miscellaneous equipment. The Howard County Sheriff's Department plans to use the funding for the purchase of Dell Latitude Notebook computers and ammunition for required firearms training.


Date Created: August 30, 2009