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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, $18,862)

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 Greenfield will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support funding of a patrol officer to be utilized for specific targeted deployment and in areas within the community identified for enforcement activities. JAG funding will also support technology upgrades, the purchase of tasers, and overtime costs. These efforts will allow the department to augment personnel with technologies to continue to provide baseline services and address issues pertaining to crime and quality of life concerns for the citizens of the community.


Date Created: September 8, 2009