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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, $18,067)

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).

Walker County and the city of Huntsville will use JAG funds to enhance law enforcement operations. Through the grant, the city police department will purchase forensic lighting, video recorders, cameras, fingerprint software, a fuming tank, and crime scene supplies. The county will purchase scanners and printers for investigative work conducted by the Sheriff's Office. Funds will be divided evenly between the two jurisdictions to complete their initiatives. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for the award.


Date Created: August 17, 2010