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Equipment Upgrade and Replacement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $42,907)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Mississippi County, the city of Blytheville, and the city of Osceola will share the Fiscal Year 2010 Local JAG award in the amount of $42,907 towards law enforcement initiatives. Mississippi County, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize their share of the grant to purchase digital communication equipment. The city of Blytheville will utilize their share of the grant to purchase uniform hat badges, handheld breath alcohol analyzers, office chairs, digital audio recorders, tactical vest carriers, and storage containers, collapsible camera tripod, digital video camera, patrol car storage bins, and incidentals. The city of Osceola will utilize their share of the grant to purchase patrol rifles, handguns, in car video cameras, incidentals, associated equipment, and ammunition for rifles. Funds will be split evenly between the jurisdictions.


Date Created: August 16, 2010