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Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $177,195)

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.

Grafton County, Lebanon City and the towns of Campton, Enfield, Hanover, Haverhill, Littleton, and Plymouth have been designated as disparate jurisdictions and will share the Recovery Act JAG award. Grafton County will serve as the fiscal agent. Campton Town, through the police department, will use the their share of the funds ($11,561.95) to replace three radios and install safety push-bumpers on two vehicles. The Enfield Police Department will use their funds ($11,851) to purchase a radar speed trailer, portable radios, and for undercover drug investigations. The Hanover Police Department will use the funds ($14,075) to acquire a portable radar trailer and a solar-powered school zone flasher system. The Haverhill Police Department will use the funds ($32,637) to upgrade their radio communication equipment and digital voting receiver system. The Lebanon Police Department will use the funds ($42,513) to purchase mobile data terminals, laptops, and an in-car video system. The Littleton Police Department will use the funds ($17,802) to reinstate three part-time officers, purchase uniforms and equipment, and install safety equipment for a police cruiser. The Plymouth Police Department will use the funds ($28,186.20) to upgrade its telephone system and digital recording, and increase audio and visual monitoring capabilities. The Grafton County Sheriff's Department will use the funds ($18,568.85) to purchase three mobile computers and four tasers.


Date Created: July 29, 2009