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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, $45,945)

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 Jackson County and the city of Jackson will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $45,945 for law enforcement equipment and personnel support. The city will serve as the fiscal agent and will use their portion of the award for the position of one patrol officer. The county will use their share of the award for the purchase of digital/video recording equipment and duty weapons. These projects will increase patrol service to the community and improve interoperability capabilities within the law enforcement agencies.


Date Created: August 31, 2009