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Teller County Training Room Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,058)

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.

Teller County will utilize its Recovery Act JAG award for the Teller County Training Room Project. This project is designed to provide Teller County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) employees with an updated training room facility. TCSO currently does not have a training room and has been using a county building. Funding received through this grant will be used to purchase and install audio and video equipment items to be located within the new training room. Some of the items to be purchased are an LCD monitor, cables, power conditioners, and speakers. Once the project is implemented, the nearby training room will be immediately placed into service and will provide employees with a location for meetings and training classes.


Date Created: September 10, 2009