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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,009)

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 Salem County and the city of Salem will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $12,009 to purchase equipment. The city of Salem, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire award to purchase twelve Motorola PR1500 portable radios for the Salem Police Department. These radios will allow for operation in a wide geographic area due to its significantly improved reception range and signal receptivity, as well as having enhanced audio features, noise reduction software, and audio gain control.


Date Created: September 2, 2009