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Battery Allocation

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,618)

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 Seabrook will use the JAG Recovery Act funding ($15,618) to purchase equipment for the police department. The city was affected greatly by Hurricane Ike. During this event, it was determined that spare batteries were needed as the department did not have enough batteries to keep the radios in operation. The Seabrook Police Department currently has 35 radios with 32 of them assigned out to officers. As with all electronics, there are failures, and most of the time, the three spare units are assigned out while others are being repaired. The funding will allow the department to purchase a battery for each officer. The department will purchase 35 batteries (IMPRES battery for the Motorola XTS 5000), and six bank battery chargers will be placed in the patrol room, dispatch office, and the emergency operations center.


Date Created: July 9, 2009