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FY 2010 Congressionally Recommended Awards Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Bernardino
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

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 City of Colton will support its Back-Up Generator Project. They will purchase a fully-functional stand-by power generator capable of supplying adequate power to its police department's emergency communications center and city offices responsible for public safety and hazard mitigation operations. The new equipment will ensure uninterrupted power to each facility during power outages and will replace an existing generator that has become unusable due to age. Without the grant funded equipment, Colton City would not be able to adequately respond to calls for service in the event of a power outage, thereby placing the community at a significantly greater risk of criminal victimization.


Date Created: September 1, 2010