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Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,004)

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 city of Alamogordo will use its Fiscal Year 2009 local JAG award to support the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety. Funds will be used to pay overtime fees incurred by patrol officers and officers participating in community based programs. Supplies and equipment to support local drug prevention and education programs will also be purchased. Local JAG funds will assist the city of Alamogordo's community policing efforts, as well as stabilize the local budget in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services.


Date Created: September 16, 2009