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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, $12,904)

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 Somerset County and Franklin Township will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $12,904 for a Tactical Uniform Project. Franklin Township, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire award to purchase 130 complete tactical uniforms in both short and long sleeves for all sworn police officers within the Franklin Police Department. The uniforms will supplement the sworn police officers' uniforms and will be utilized for any situations involving riot control, civil unrest, and natural disasters.


Date Created: September 16, 2009