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FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $26,107)

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 Greenwood will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award to focus on local initiatives designed to enhance the police department's overall law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities. Grant funds will be used to purchase two-way hand-held portables and vehicle-mounted mobile radios, a night vision system, a pole camera, video surveillance equipment, and driver's license scanners and printers. The proposed equipment will improve the tactical and investigative capacity of the police department and maintain interoperability of radio communications.


Date Created: August 21, 2011