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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $236,543)

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).

Solano County and the cities of Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support staff salaries and provide supplies and equipment to enhance the capabilities of local law enforcement. Specifically, the city of Fairfield, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will purchase closed-circuit cameras, licenses, accessories and a server for the public safety camera system operated by the police department. The city will also apply a portion of funds towards administrative costs associated with grant management. The city of Vacaville will purchase mobile digital computers for its police department's patrol vehicle fleet. The computers will replace outdated equipment. The city of Vallejo will use funds to retain a full time police officer whose position was funded under prior JAG awards. Remaining funds will be used by Solano County to purchase mobile video surveillance camera systems for use in the apprehension of serious offenders in an effort to reduce violent crime.


Date Created: August 17, 2010