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Clinton Justice Assistance Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $33,421)

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 Clinton County and the city of Clinton will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $33,421 to support law enforcement initiatives. Both jurisdictions will use grant funds to lease an indoor heated storage and staging facility for the current fleet of tactical response vehicles. The heat will allow the vehicles to start up quickly during winter months, when they otherwise would require time to warm-up before being able to respond to incidents. This will help decrease response time for both jurisdictions. The city of Clinton will serve as the fiscal agent for this award, and will utilize a portion of funds for administrative expenses.


Date Created: August 26, 2010