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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, $25,144)

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 Barton County and the city of Great Bend will use their joint Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $25,144 to fund firearms and computer equipment. Barton County will use half of the award to purchase firearms such as tasers, Glock pistols, holsters, and magazines that are less than lethal. The city of Great Bend will upgrade their computer system through the purchases of a new server, server software, work stations, and computer monitors.


Date Created: September 16, 2009