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City of Owensboro and Daviess County Combined 911 Dispatch Center Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $116,222)

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 Daviess County and the city of Owensboro will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $116,222 to support increased intelligence and communications across the county. The city of Owensboro, serving as the fiscal agent, jointly with Daviess County will purchase a conventional interface adapter and additional related equipment to establish a Central 911 Dispatch Center. This system will provide an automated link interface from Daviess County's conventional system to the city of Owensboro's radio users system with the goals of establishing a communication system that will allow each user group to operate on both conventional and trucked systems simultaneously and combining the 28 staff members of the city and county dispatch teams. The strategy for developing this project will be planned, directed, and coordinated by the 911 director of the Daviess County Sheriff's office.


Date Created: June 25, 2009