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Jeffersonville, Clarksville, Clark County Law Enforcement Equipment Upgrade and Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $175,365)

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 Jeffersonville, Clarksville Town, and Clark County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions to share the Recovery Act JAG award. The city of Jeffersonville will serve as the fiscal agent and use their share of funds ($69,289) to purchase 74 Rock River Arms AR-15 rifles and 74 AR-15 Vehicle Rack Systems. Clarksville Town will use their funds ($70,298) to purchase upgraded records management software, five high-resolution digital cameras, a communications console, and two portable radios. Clark County will use their funds ($25,172) to purchase lighting and siren systems, including installation, and six cruisers. This project will improve the efficiency of law enforcement operations in Clark County.


Date Created: July 9, 2009