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Fiscal Year 2010 JAG Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $141,942)

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 Marion county and Salem city will use their JAG grant award in the amount of $141,942 to fund personnel and purchase equipment. Salem City, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award ($121,627) to support their Community Services Officer (CSO) program. Funds will be used to fill eight part-time positions that are typically offered to college-aged students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Marion County will use their share of grant funds ($20,315) to support the sheriff's office search and rescue patrol missions in remote areas of Marion County. Funds will also go towards the purchase of security system upgrades and video surveillance equipment for fleet and building security.


Date Created: August 19, 2010