U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $101,660)

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 city of Ludlow, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $101,660 with five disparate jurisdictions within Kenton County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the Recovery Act. The city of Ludlow will purchase two police cruisers to be used by sworn law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties of traffic enforcement and criminal prosecution. The city of Erlanger will purchase cabinets and shelving units for their crime lab for criminal investigations. The city of Fort Wright will purchase three L3 Mobile Vision video camera systems. These systems will be permanently mounted inside three marked police vehicles for officer and public safety and for use in criminal prosecutions such as DUI arrests. The city of Independence will also purchase five safety vision video camera systems to be permanently mounted inside five marked police vehicles for officer and public safety and for use in criminal prosecutions such as DUI's. The city of Erlanger will purchase eight tasers to be used by sworn police personnel in the performance of their duties for officer and public safety. The city of Elsmere will purchase 10 Glock Model 27 handguns, two AR15 patrol rifles, five Mossburg 12 gauge shotguns, and two Kustom dual antenna radar units. All of this equipment will be used by uniformed officers in the performance of their duties protecting the citizens of Elsmere as well as those of the surrounding communities.


Date Created: July 15, 2009