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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,213)

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 Methuen will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $12,213 to cover overtime costs. On an overtime basis, the Methuen Police Department participates in community policing initiatives that include staffing the rescue boat on portions of the Merrimack River, providing officers in the downtown and Arlington areas via bicycles, staffing the Arlington summer basketball program, as well as other programs threatened by budget cuts.


Date Created: August 26, 2009