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Napa County Law Enforcement Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $203,335)

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 Napa County and the cities of Napa and American Canyon will use the Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $203,335 to fund law enforcement initiatives. The city of Napa, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $159,752 to a volunteer coordinator, train a specialized forensic computer team, and upgrade current training facilities. Napa County will use $25,991 to add additional technology to the county-wide Emergency Operations Center in the form of a touch screen overlay system that allows the county geographic borders and typography to be displayed and to identify resources for deployment. The county will also use funds to purchase crime prevention outreach materials, problem oriented policing program literature, and promotional items for the sheriff's department. The city of American Canyon will use $17,592 for crime prevention outreach materials, problem oriented policing program literature, and promotional items for the police department.


Date Created: September 13, 2009