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Solano County Law Enforcement Job Creation, Job Retention, Budget Stabilization and Service Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,014,930)

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, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the 2009 Recovery Act JAG funds with six disparate jurisdictions within Solano County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the Recovery Act. The jurisdictions share the goal of using their funds to avoid reductions and eliminations of vital services and equipment purchases. All will use their funds for the Solano County Law Enforcement Job Creation, Job Retention, Budget Stabilization, and Service Enhancement Project. The goals of this project are to create and retain jobs to support law enforcement programs, and provide supplies and equipment to update and enhance the capabilities of local law enforcement. The jobs created and retained will include police officers, a forensics laboratory director, Police Activities League staff, a narcotics officer, and family support workers dedicated to at-risk youth and domestic violence victims.


Date Created: July 29, 2009