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FY2010 Ravalli County Recovery Act Project to Combat Crime and Drugs

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $225,000)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the "Recovery Act") to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counter-productive state and local tax increases.

The Recovery Act-Assistance to Rural Law Enforcement to Combat Crime and Drugs Along the Northern and Southern United States Borders Program will improve or enhance the administration and operations of the law enforcement function in rural states and rural areas along the Northern or Southern borders of the United States. The "Southern Border" of the United States is limited to, the following states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The "Northern Border" of the United States is limited to the following states: Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The goal of the program is to build capacity to prevent, combat, and investigate crime, especially drug-related crime in rural states and rural areas along the borders.

The grant funds will be utilized to hire an additional Sheriff's Deputy, purchase a patrol vehicle and equipment for the newly hired Sheriff's Deputy, purchase data entry software, and partner with Hamilton Police Department. The additional Sheriff's Deputy will increase their ability to combat drug activity by providing additional manpower. The patrol vehicle and equipment for the newly hired Sheriff's Deputy will provide the equipment needed for the officer to be effective. The data entry software will replace the obsolete data management software system used to track drug and general crime intelligence to assist investigation processes, enabling seamless access to intelligence data by partner agencies, such as the Hamilton Police Department.


Date Created: September 15, 2010