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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, $19,487)

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).

Cherokee County, through the sheriff's office, will use the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $19,487 to purchase patrol vehicle equipment. The equipment includes police radios, antennas, LED deck lights, speaker/siren switches and laptop computers. This equipment will improve deputies' ability to monitor and patrol the 700 square miles of this rural county. The equipment will also improve the Cherokee County Sheriff's response to local crime. Approximately $1000 will be used for administrative costs associated with managing financial and progress reports and monitoring the use of the grant funds.


Date Created: September 13, 2010