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Equipment Purchase

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,179)

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).

Lincoln Parish, acting as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application in coordination with Ruston City. They will share $14,179 in 2009 JAG funds. Lincoln Parish, through the sheriff's department, will use their share of the grant ($7,089.50) to purchase three portable radios to enhance communications between officers and dispatch. The City of Ruston will use $7,089.50 to purchase eight tasers to enhance officers' safety.


Date Created: September 20, 2009