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Chicopee 2016 JAG Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $22,381)

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 program 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 award recipient will utilize JAG funds to purchase communications and protective equipment. The goals of the project are to enhance public and officer safety by equipping the Special Response Team with needed equipment. This strategy meets unfunded needs, while providing increased organizational capacity and protecting community and officer safety.


Date Created: August 28, 2016