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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $321,621)

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 Richmond, through the police department, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds in the amount of $321,621 to support law enforcement initiatives. Specific purchases will include 64 Dell Latitude Desktop computers, 98 Dell Optiplex computers, 1 Dell Equalogix storage array, 52 Mobile Data computers, one Media Center Vendor, and Crime Analysis Software Vendor. Grant funds will also used to support various important city initiatives that directly relate to public safety. These initiatives will include prevention, intervention, enforcement, and prosecution efforts. JAG funds will assist the department's policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 22, 2010