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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, $10,547)

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 Emporia will its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to add mobile radios to a new radio system for the police department enabling it to be interoperable with other departments and jurisdictions. The city's plan is to convert Emporia's present UHF system to a VHF system similar to those used by the county sheriff, state police, fire department, and rescue squad. The final product will allow all departments and jurisdictions to use one radio to talk with each other without any patching through dispatch. The city does not have funding to become compliant with state mandates for this interoperability, so JAG funds will be used for this initiative.


Date Created: September 13, 2009