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Radio Communications Enhancements

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,168)

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 Carlton County Sheriff's Office will use the 2009 Recovery Act JAG funds to purchase much needed equipment. The Sheriff's Office will purchase two MA/COM Master II Control Stations, one antenna and cable package, a system engineering and a documention system to integrate additional channels into the emergency dispatch console, and a TDM-LIC card. The equipment will be used to communicate with emergency response agencies and maintain interoperability voice comunications with networks and data systems already in place.


Date Created: September 10, 2009