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FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $35,157)

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 purpose of the project will be to develop a viable in-car camera program in order to enhance and improve technology in an effort to reduce crime.

The town of Mooresville, through the Mooresville Police Department, will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG Program in the amount of $35,157 to fund, in part, the implementation of an in-car camera program. The goal of this project is to equip approximately forty-five patrol vehicles with in-car cameras (Digital Ally DVM-500 units). The objectives associated with this goal are to equip fifteen vehicles during FY 2009-2010, fifteen vehicles during FY 2010-2011, and fifteen vehicles during FY 2011-2012. Project milestones include providing the infrastructure necessary to support the camera system and associated costs. The next significant milestone will be reached when the first cameras are put in service.


Date Created: September 13, 2009