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Equipment Replacement Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $111,098)

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).

Two disparate jurisdictions will share grant funds to purchase and upgrade equipment. The goal of the project is to replace equipment that cannot be repaired. The funds will allow the jurisdictions to purchase equipment that is not in their general budget, and allow the department to be in compliance with state and federal laws. The equipment will enhance security, enable officers to investigate accidents in accordance with the state's E-crash program, and improve law enforcements' ability to process evidence.


Date Created: August 16, 2011