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Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $22,680)

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 the city of Prescott and Nevada County will use the Recovery Act JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment and a police cruiser. The city of Prescott, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant ($11,340) to purchase one DVR Mobile Video Camera, four taser guns with cameras, two vehicle consoles, two LED light bars, one Kodak Z980 Camera, two Streamlight TLR-1, and one Garret Metal Detector. Nevada County will use their share of the grant ($11,340) to purchase one 2007 Dodge Durango police cruiser for use by the Nevada County Sheriff's Department. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office currently has a fleet of six police cruisers with mileage ranging from 17,000 miles to 200,000 miles. Three of the six police cruisers have extensive miles. It is essential for them to have dependable transportation.


Date Created: July 19, 2009