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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, $37,034)

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 the city of Gadsden and Etowah County, will share the JAG award and use the funds to purchase equipment. The city of Gadsden, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of JAG funds ($27,061) to purchase a heavy-duty gas engine truck to tow a police bomb trailer. The trailer will allow the city of Gadsden to transport hazardous explosive devices to a safe area for destruction. Etowah County will use their share of JAG funds ($9,973) to purchase an air control system and a manifold block for the the county dive team, to make search and recovery operations safer.


Date Created: August 9, 2010