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Canine/Firearms Improvement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $151,521)

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 Montgomery City and Montgomery County, will share the JAG award and use the funds for equipment and training. The city of Montgomery, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of funds ($90,912.60) for canine training, temperature control devices to install in canine vehicles, a target system, and hand-held radios for city police officers. Montgomery County will use their share of funds ($60,608.40) to purchase shotgun rifles and mounts, driver's license swipes, bullet proof vests, office printers, and a computer for the sheriff's office.


Date Created: August 16, 2010