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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,778)

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 Homer will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase Simunitions conversion kits, Simunitions FX marking cartridges, and Simunitions personal safety equipment to facilitate using Homer Police Department issued weapons for more realistic training. This equipment consists of firearms conversion kits that enable law enforcement weapons to fire safe, marking projectiles that safely and effectively simulate the firing and manipulation of real firearms. This equipment will allow the Homer Police Department to stay current in their abilities to respond to an active shooter or similar emergencies.


Date Created: September 21, 2009