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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, $12,932)

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 Boyd and the city of Ashland will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award for law enforcement equipment. The city of Ashland will serve as the fiscal agent. The Ashland Police Department will use funds to purchase eight portable/handheld radios. The department will replace aging radios for officers in the field. The Boyd County Sheriff's Department will use funds to purchase fourteen handheld video/still cameras with related accessories. The cameras will be used in the collection of evidence and surveillance and to keep their deputies safe.


Date Created: September 16, 2009