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Tri-City Tactical Team

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,245)

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.

Scott County, city of Prior Lake, city of Savage, and city of Shakopee have been designated as disparate jurisdictions for funding under the Recovery Act JAG program. Funding will be used to provide medical support and tactical vests for the Tri-City Tactical Team. Scott County, serving as the fiscal agent, will receive ($100,245). The JAG award will fund two tactical paramedics to work with the Tri-City Tactical Team (TCTT). The JAG funds will be used to pay salaries and benefits for the paramedics while assigned to the TCTT. The grant will also fund a Basic TEMS training course for each of the paramedics. The second element of the program is to purchase new tactical vests, throat collars, groin and shoulder protection for the 25 TCTT officers and two paramedics.


Date Created: July 22, 2009