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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, $15,427)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Langlade County and the city of Antigo will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $15,427 for a prescription drop off program. The city of Antigo, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire award amount to continue to have a prescription drop off program for any unused or unwanted prescriptions from the citizen of the city of Antigo or Langlade County. The funds will be used to support and enhance the prescription control program by paying for employee wages and benefits while engaged in the program goals. The city goal is to involve the community, bring more unused prescriptions off the streets, heighten awareness of the dangers of prescription abuse, and work collectively with a variety of agencies to maintain control of the problem. Langlade County will not directly receive any funds from this grant.


Date Created: June 24, 2009