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Drug Education for Rural Schools Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $22,431)

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).

Sequoyah County will use the JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies. Sequoyah County will utilize the funds to purchase one golf cart for drug education, one set of drunk simulation goggles, 50 orange traffic cones, one Dell 1409X Projector, one radar speed display trailer, one generator, radio equipment, furniture, trunk repeator, one vehicle mount laptop stand, one rolling case for laptop and projector, one vehicle organizer unit, and student educational materials. The goals of this project are to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among juveniles, increase driver awareness of posted speed zones through the use of radar speed trailer, cooperate with other agencies to effectively educate children and the community to the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and to provide service to the community during times of crisis or disaster.


Date Created: September 7, 2009