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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $52,237)

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 Burleigh County and the city of Bismarck will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $52,237 for law enforcement equipment. The city will serve as the fiscal agent and will use their portion of the award to purchase a total station which will be used mainly for preparing scaled drawings of crash/criminal crime scenes, mobile data computers, docking stations, and collapsible traffic cones. The county will use their share of the award to purchase a light bars, mobile radios, digital video systems, mobile data computers, measuring wheels, and emergency strobes. This equipment will assist the law enforcement agencies in serving the general public more efficiently.


Date Created: September 8, 2009