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Law Enforcement Programs and Equipment

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

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 Joiner will use the grant funds to purchase a patrol car and a computer system for the city police department. Grant funds will also be used to help renovate city hall to make room for the police department and city court. The city plans to move the police department to city hall to provide additional space for prevention programs that target at-risk youth and create more community involvement since all city offices will be in one central location. The move will also eliminate some of the police department's monthly expenses such as electricity, gas, and water. The new computer system will allow the police department to upgrade its method of record keeping for the police and city court.


Date Created: September 6, 2010