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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, $14,633)

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 consisting of Pope County and the city of Russellville will use their Fisacl Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $14,633 to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the area of equipment. These funds will assist in the prevention and control of crime, and also to improve the criminal justice system. Russellville Police Department will purchase weapons, a jack rabbit kit, a ballistic shield, weapon sight kits, flashlights, and other essential equipment.


Date Created: September 21, 2009