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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $363,086)

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 Yolo County and the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland will share the Recovery Act JAG funds in the amount of $363,086 to support personnel within law enforcement agencies. The city of Davis, serving as the fiscal agent, will use $79,548 to retain three part-time non-sworn civilian employees in the job categories of Police Service Specialist and Community Services Officer. Yolo County will use $85,000 to fund a full-time corrections officer. The city of West Sacramento will use $142,341 to partially fund one full-time officer and one full-time domestic violence and sexual assault advocate. The city of Woodland will use $56,197 to retain two crime prevention specialists. These agencies share the goal of using their funds to avoid reductions and eliminations of personnel and vital services. In addition, funds will be used towards the training of personnel and building community partnerships to enhance communication and service to the city.


Date Created: July 29, 2009