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800MHz Radios

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $65,342)

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 Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $65,342 to purchase equipment for the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office. The Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office will split the available funds equally. The funds will be used to purchase 800 MHZ radios. The addition of these radios will enable two agencies to communicate with data and voice interoperability to 19 other public safety jurisdictions.


Date Created: August 16, 2010