U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

City of Adelanto Emergency Operations Center Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $375,000)

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 Adelanto will use Congressionally Recommended Awards funding to establish and outfit an emergency operations center (EOC). The city currently does not have a dedicated, permanent EOC, thus it is unable to effectively meet the needs of the community and surrounding jurisdictions in response to natural, manmade, and war-caused emergencies and disasters. Once completed, the EOC will house first responders tasked with coordinating and providing response and recovery actions in support of national standards during disasters and catastrophic events. Specific grant funded activities will involve the purchase of equipment and supplies needed for operations.


Date Created: September 7, 2010