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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, $16,288)

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).

Cullman County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase equipment to assist the Cullman County Sheriff's Office in covert operations primarily in the area of narcotics. The sheriff's Office's Narcotic Unit, in partnership with the city of Cullman Police Department, have been inadequately equipped for narcotics investigations. The primary focus of the grant will be to provide audio/visual capabilities during undercover or covert operations.


Date Created: September 13, 2009