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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, $14,468)

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 of the city of Vidalia and Toombs County will use the JAG award in the amount of $14,468 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Vidalia, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $12,968 to purchase three solar powered driver feedback signs and two laptop computers with printers. Toombs County will use $1,500 to purchase one Dell computer, two Canon SX101S cameras, and 10 M14A1 surplus 20 round magazines. The goals of this project are to preserve jobs and increase economic efficiency by spurring technology advances in police services and to stabilize the local government budget in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and increases in local taxes.


Date Created: September 8, 2009