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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, $14,787)

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).

Cassia County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase and equip one Utility Terrain Vehicle(UTV). Cassia County is made up of 51 percent public lands (national forests, state parks, etc.) and over the past several years the county has lost, due to budget cuts, patrol vehicles that they have been unable to replace. This has left the rural mountain patrols short of vehicles and unable to effectively patrol these remote locations. Cassia County is a very large county (2,577 square miles) that is made up of national forests, grasslands, desert, and state parks. The UTV will allow the county to patrol these remote locations. This effort would not be possible without JAG funding.


Date Created: September 8, 2009