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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, $112,559)

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 Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County, will share the JAG award and use it towards law enforcement and technology initiatives. The city of Tuscaloosa, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of funds ($67,536) to purchase Toughbook computers and accessories, continuing their efforts to equipp every police patrol vehicle with mobile data units. Tuscaloosa County will use their share of funds ($45,023) to purchase e-citation sytems. These new systems will allow county officers to issue citations electronically from their patrol vehicles. The goals of this project are to improve the safety of officers and provide them with the most innovative and efficient equipment to assist them in the performance of their daily duties.


Date Created: September 8, 2010