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FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,056)

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 Marianna and Lee County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG funds in the amount of $16,056 to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies. The City of Marianna, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase four bulletproof vests, two radars, one printer, and one laptop. The purchase of this equipment and supplies will improve efficiency of responding to incidents and will enhance officer safety. Lee County will use its portion of the grant to purchase three Dell Insprion Desktop computers, two Kodak cameras, five vertical file cabinets, eight mallet single based chairs, one wooden mallet lobby table, and four bulletproof vests. The goals of their project are to increase the efficiencies and effectiveness of the sheriff's department and to increase collaboration, information sharing, and resource management in order to decrease drug and gang violence in the community.


Date Created: August 5, 2009