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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $19,991)

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 town of Jackson and Teton County are disparate jurisdictions and will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $19,991 on police equipment for the Town of Jackson. The Jackson Police Department will purchase a variable message sign to place in strategic locations throughout the county, depending upon situational needs and to maximize the impact of the specific message. The traffic sign will enhance the department's traffic control strategy and increase the effective distribution of public safety messages to the public.


Date Created: September 8, 2009