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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $68,815)

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 Kennebec County and the cities of Waterville and Augusta will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $68,815 to purchase vehicles, equipment, and supplies. The city of Augusta, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant to purchase a police cruiser, handguns, tasers, and laptops for the Augusta Police Department. Waterville City will use its portion towards the purchase of a police cruiser for the Waterville Police Department. Kennebec County will use their allotment to obtain tracking software, tasers, radar equipment, and computer upgrades for the Kennebec County Sheriff's Department.


Date Created: September 8, 2009