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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $77,044)

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 the city of Duluth and St. Louis County will use their JAG award in the amount of $77,044 to support training, equipment purchases, and coordinated efforts of the law enforcement collaborations and consortiums both jurisdictions support and participate within. The city of Duluth, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their portion of the award to support the police department in enhancing the ability of officers to perform their duties more safely and effectively with the acquisition of needed safety equipment, law enforcement supplies and training. The county sheriff's office will use JAG funds to support a collaborative effort between the community and law enforcement focused on investigating child abuse and to purchase tasers and replacement cartridges.


Date Created: August 23, 2009