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The Recovery Act 2009 JAG Grant Program Firing Range Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $224,429)

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 city of Warner Robins and Houston County will use the Recovery Act JAG award to fund a project titled "The Recovery Act 2009 JAG Grant Program Firing Range Project." The city of Warner Robins will serve as the fiscal agent for the grant award, and funds will be allocated for the Warner Robins Police Department (WRPD) and the Houston County Sheriff's Office (HCSO). The project's goal is to improve the effectiveness of the local criminal justice system by improving the capability of WRPD and HCSO to conduct firearms training. Grant funds will be use to: purchase and install a turning target system for the WRPD firing range; move the current lean-to at the WRPD firing range to lengthen the range so that it would be a 50 yard range and a 25 yard range; purchase items and build an obstacle course at the WRPD firing range; build a Hogan's Alley type 'shoot house' at the WRPD firing range; build a building for a computerized firearms training system for the HCSO; and build a firing range for the HCSO.


Date Created: August 12, 2009