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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, $43,496)

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 city of Tifton and Tift County will use the JAG award in the amount of $43,496 to obtain equipment and pay for overtime. The city of Tifton, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $30,145 to purchase equipment such as stingers, training uniforms, shot pack for stinger, quick display stop signs, traffic cones, and to pay for overtime. Tiff County will use $13,351 to obtain criminal intelligence and drug suppression supplies. With these new purchases, officers will be able to reduce crime and provide better service to the community.


Date Created: September 8, 2009