Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $54,692)
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 Hannibal and Marion County will share the Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $54,692 to purchase law enforcement equipment and technology. The city of Hannibal, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $42,692 to purchase a thermal imagine scope, a smart unit traffic trailer, a forensic lab workstation and drying cabinet, digital cameras, and police bikes. Marion County will use $12,000 to purchase a digital camera surveillance and security system. This will be installed in the Marion County jail to address security and safety concerns associated with inmates and correction officers.
- Development and implementation of behavior threat assessment teams, suicide prevention/anti-bullying training for school personnel and students, and specialized training for school resource officers
- Amarillo Police Department / Potter County Sheriff's Office Equipment Purchase
- County of Sullivan - District Attorney Office / Hope Not Handcuffs / FY2022 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program