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City of Haleyville 2009 Byrne Application

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $26,518)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars.

Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The city of Haleyville will use the Recovery JAG funds to support the city of Haleyville 2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Grant project. The city of Haleyville and the Winston County Commission agreed that the City will be the fiscal agent. The overall goal of the project will be to ensure the protection of law enforcement personnel and use the available officers' time as efficiently as possible to protect the citizens of the community. To meet this goal, the funds will be used to purchase a multipurpose vehicle and necessary equipment to have it safely equipped. The City will equip the vehicle with a partition screen, police cage barrier, K-9 rear cargo unit, console, computer, printer, printer/computer mount, in-car video camera, mobile radio, heavy duty wrap around push bumper, corner strobe unit, shotgun mount, window barrier guard, and decal (lettering). The city's K-9 officer is in dire need of a multipurpose vehicle and equipment to more efficiently perform duties required and function independently of other department personnel. As well as being needed to provide safety to the officers, a multipurpose vehicle has become a necessity because of the terrain in the rural areas being prime territory for meth lab productions. The multipurpose vehicle will allow access to areas with overgrowth, and officers will gain access on properties where it is extremely difficult with conventional vehicles.


Date Created: June 8, 2009