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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $38,171)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Bristol will use FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase firearms, a covert GPS unit for narcotics investigations, a patrol vehicle radio, and equipment for a youth mentoring program for its police department. Officer overtime will also be supported. Due to current financial restraints, the police department's budget was significantly reduced, and would not have been able to support the efforts identified. Through the grant, the city of Bristol will continue to ensure the safety and security of its police officers and the community.


Date Created: July 29, 2010