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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, $13,631)

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 county of Washington will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The county of Washington will utilize the funds to purchase three Watchguard in-car cameras, and to hire one grant administrator. The goals of this project are to equip deputies with the technology needed to provide a greater range of services for the citizens, and to hire a grant administrator who will track the grant, order equipment, installation of equipment, invoices, reporting, and any other problems that may arise.


Date Created: September 13, 2009