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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, $17,876)

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 county of Sullivan and the city of Claremont will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $17,876. The county of Sullivan, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds to support and implement the Sullivan County Drug Enforcement Initiative. They will pay officers overtime to investigate drug trafficking in their community. The investigators will use investigative techniques such as surveillance, informant development, controlled buys using informants and/or undercover officers, and the strategic use of arrest warrants and search warrants. The county's goal is to help reduce the availability of and demand for illicit drugs in Sullivan County by arresting and convicting those who violate New Hampshire's Controlled Drug Act. The city of Claremont will not receive any funds from this grant.


Date Created: September 17, 2009