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FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $111,989)

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 Princeton will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG grant in the amount of $111,989 to enhance its police department's overall law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities. This will be accomplished through the acquisition of traditional law enforcement equipment to control, detect, or investigate crime and to prosecute criminals. They will fund technology improvement programs and implement information systems for criminal justice purposes. The Princeton Police Department will purchase 18 Digital Mobile Radios that will be installed in its entire fleet, a Motorola Printrak Livescan Ruggedized system, and license to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). The unit will provide photo imaging capability with the fingerprint record to provide a comprehensive digital identification system. This improvement will provide the ability of inkless processing of fingerprints and immediate criminal record searches in the national IAFIS system.


Date Created: July 9, 2009