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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, $28,253)

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 Palmetto will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $28,253 to purchase equipment for the Palmetto Police Department. The department will purchase six laptops with report writing software and twenty-four Stinger devices with related equipment. The laptops will allow detectives to work more efficiently while in the field and the Stingers provide officers with a less-than-lethal option.


Date Created: September 21, 2009