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FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $511,808)

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 town of Barnstable, acting as the fiscal agent, will share the FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG funds with seven jurisdictions. The county of Barnstable has elected not to receive any JAG funds. The total allocation for the nine jurisdictions is $511,808. The town of Barnstable will utilize $176,504 to support a Community Policing Initiatives Program and purchase an Automated Fingerprint Live Scan Identification equipment, software interface, peripherals, and services. The town of Barnstable, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize an additional $16,765 for administrative costs. The Bourne Police Department will utilize $51,646 to support overtime costs associated with drug enforcement,prevention, and education with a training component. The Dennis Police Department will utilize $35,676 to support overtime and/or backfill for the Canine Unit, Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program, community policing/crime prevention program, and purchase mobile computers. The Falmouth Police Department will utilize $83,075 to fund overtime for hot spot patrols. The Harwich Police Department will utilize $14,271 for technology improvements that include replacing patrol vehicle mobile data terminals. The Mashpee Police Department will utilize $25,653 for tactical entry protective vests and police facility and documentary recording capabilities upgrades. The Sandwich Police Department will utilize $23,954 to conduct two Citizens Police Academy programs that will increase community involvement and understanding of police functions. The Yarmouth Police Department will utilize $84,264 for a technology systems upgrade program and a Prescription Drug Investigation and Enforcement Program (PDIEP). They will purchase tasers and equipment for a Mobile Command Post, an Emergency Operations Center, and the Detective Division. The PDIEP will focus on identifying and investigating prescription drug-related issues.


Date Created: July 6, 2009