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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, $13,882)

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 Takoma Park will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $13,882 to boost its crime reduction and prevention strategy. The funds will be used by the Takoma Park Police Department to purchase a digital video/photograph records management system. The decision by mayor and city council to use the 2009 grant funds in this way reflects a commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and protection of the citizens of Takoma Park by having well trained, equipped, and prepared law enforcement agency. The police department will issue thorough, comprehensive written progress and fiscal reports to keep all interested parties apprised of the coordinated effort of moving forward toward the goal of preventing and reducing crime in Takoma Park.


Date Created: September 16, 2009