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Emergency Responder Communication Tower Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $550,000)

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.

Somerset County will use $550,000 in awarded FY10 Congressionally Recommended Awards grant funds to develop a first responder radio tower. Grant funds will pay for equipment and supplies for the erection of a tower; a radio equipment shelter; and antennas, cabling, radios, and related hardware. The goal of this project is to enhance first responder communications along the US Route 201 corridor that intersects Somerset County. Enhanced communications will create a safer response for the first responder community by allowing constant radio communication coverage with the county communication center.


Date Created: August 16, 2010