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Public Safety Communications Improvement For Interoperability

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,702)

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 Lyon County and the city of Emporia will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award. The city of Emporia, serving as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application. The JAG funds will help supplement the cost of a professional consultant to evaluate the communications needs of Lyon County and the city of Emporia's public safety radio system and to assist with the direction to meet future FCC and federal guidelines with respect to interoperability and communications needs.


Date Created: August 25, 2010