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Congressionally Selected Equipment Grant

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Oldham County Sheriff's Office will use Fiscal Year 2010 Congressionally Recommended Award funds to enhance its law enforcement equipment and technology in order to provide officer safety, citzen safety and the delivery of professional law enforcement services. In order to achieve this goal, the sheriff's office will purchase the following equipment: a fully outfitted police vehicle, communications equipment, inovative technology such as: four hand held radar units, four mobile data computers, desk top computers, officer training equipment, tasers, and additional office supplies to assist in the day-to-day operations of the office.


Date Created: September 6, 2010