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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $86,074)

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 Warren and the city of Bowling Green will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $86,074 for law enforcement purposes. The city of Bowling Green will serve as the fiscal agent and will use their share of grant funds to purchase eight digital in-car cameras to outfit police cruisers assigned to patrol officers. Warren County will use its portion of funds to subsidize the salary, allowable fringe benefits, and training of one prosecutor who will oversee the prosecution of all DUI cases in three Warren district courts. They will also use funds to pay for an anti-truancy program. This program promotes perfect attendance for the students of Warren County.


Date Created: September 16, 2009