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Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $145,106)

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 Greene County and the cities of Fairborn, Xenia and Beavercreek will use their Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $145,106 to purchase equipment and supplies that will improve public safety operations across the county. The city of Fairborn, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant funds ($84,972) to purchase 20 surveillance cameras and networking equipment to be installed in high crime areas across the city. The city of Xenia will use its portion of the grant funds ($23,749) to purchase five upgraded radar units to enhance traffic enforcement efforts and deploy less-than-lethal technology to the safety of officers and the public during confrontations. Greene County will use $10,676 to purchase and install a generator in the mobile command center, operated by the Sheriff's Department for use during emergency situations. The city of Beavercreek will use $25,709 to purchase a patrol vehicle and related equipment.


Date Created: July 28, 2009