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Carroll County Detention Center and Carrollton Police Department Equipment Project.

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,243)

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 Carroll County and the city of Carrollton will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $16,243 to purchase new equipment that will enhance their ability to fulfill their law enforcement duties. Carroll County, serving as fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase night vision binoculars, 10 x 50 binoculars, flashlights, public safety vests, security screens, rechargeable searchlights, digital cameras, speedlights, leg irons, and handcuffs for the Carroll County Detention Center. The city of Carrollton will utilize its portion of the grant to purchase night vision binoculars, TTL speedlight, cameras, handcuffs, digital voice recorders, gun trunk mount kit, radar, and mobile radios. All above mentioned items are essential to the departments' daily activities in providing public safety and will prove beneficial to both agencies.


Date Created: August 5, 2009