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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, $48,389)

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 McKinley County and the city of Gallup will use JAG funds to support essential law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be divided evenly between the county and city in order to accomplish their goals. Through the grant, McKinley County, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase rifles, body armor, stop sticks, two way radios, and digital cameras for its sheriff's office. The city of Gallup will purchase a specialized filing system for evidence collected for investigations.


Date Created: September 8, 2009