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2010 Justice Assistance Grant Supplemental Equipment Purchase Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $30,421)

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 Jones County and the city of Laurel will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Local award in the amount of $30,421. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. JAG funds will be utilized by purchasing equipment for the Jones County Sheriff's Department and the City of Laurel Police Department to enhance the Law enforcement capabilities of both departments. Specific project activities will be defined upon receipt and approval of the required Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)and JAG Notification.


Date Created: August 23, 2010