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Public Safety Building Modernization

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

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 Kalispell will use these funds for its Public Safety Building Modernization project. The Kalispell Public Safety Building is a city-owned facility where upgrades to its IT function requiring facility re-design and re-fitting are needed to improve the operations and services of Kalispell's criminal justice system. The Police, Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and Municipal Court Departments require appropriate systems improvements to safety and security, energy efficiency and federal HIPAA and ADA compliance are needed.


Date Created: August 29, 2010