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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $18,589)

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 city of La Quinta will use FY 2010 JAG funds to secure essential law enforcement equipment. Specific grant funded activities will involve the purchase of alcohol screening units for impaired driving cases; an enclosed trailer for traffic investigations, checkpoints, and use during special events; a forensic kit that will download data from cell phones for investigations; a Segway for directed enforcements and special events; and computer software and hardware. The grant funded equipment will enhance the quality and effectiveness of enforcement efforts and investigations.


Date Created: August 30, 2010