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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $155,784)

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).

Greene County and the city of Springfield will use JAG funds to secure essential law enforcement equipment. Through the grant, the county will purchase three vehicles for the Sheriff's Department. The patrol vehicles will replace older model cruisers that are currently in service. The city will purchase driver's license scanners to be housed in police department patrol vehicles. The grant funded equipment will enable officers to quickly determine who they are in contact with, thereby increasing their safety. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 23, 2010