On Jan. 23, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) made available, through a request for proposals, $460,766 in federal fiscal year 2008 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding to assist local law enforcement agencies with the purchase of police cruisers. Proposals were due March 4.
ICJIA received 315 completed proposals requesting more than $8 million for police vehicles and the equipment needed to make the vehicle patrol-ready.
A maximum of $20,000 was awarded to each agency, and 75 percent of the funds were designated to departments within communities that had populations of less than 25,000.
Grant applications were evaluated and scored based on a formula to determine regional financial need and each agency’s demonstration of equipment need. Agencies awarded will be required to provide a 25 percent cash match from non-federal sources.
The following 24 local law enforcement agencies will receive the initial awards from this funding opportunity:
|Alexander County Sheriff's Office||Alexander County||$20,000|
|Atwood Police Department||Piatt County||$17,219|
|Cairo Police Department||Alexander County||$20,000|
|Carbondale Police Department||Jackson County||$18,750|
|East Dubuque Police Department||Jo Daviess County||$15,000|
|Edgar County Sheriff's Office||Edgar County||$20,000|
|Ford County Sheriff's Office||Ford County||$20,000|
|Fulton Police Department||Whiteside County||$15,000|
|Grafton Police Department||Jersey County||$14,241|
|Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office||Jo Daviess County||$19,604|
|Macoupin County Sheriff's Office||Macoupin County||$18,854|
|Marengo Police Department||McHenry County||$20,000|
|Massac County Sheriff's Office||Massac County||$20,000|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Mercer County||$18,750|
|Morris Police Department||Grundy County||$20,000|
|Mt. Olive Police Department||McHenry County||$20,000|
|Quincy Police Department||Adams County||$20,000|
|Riverdale Police Department||Cook County||$20,000|
|Salem Police Department||Marion County||$20,000|
|South Beloit Police Department||Winnebago County||$17,918|
|South Suburban Police College Department||Cook County||$20,000|
|Stone Park Police Department||Cook County||$18,644|
|University Park Police Department||Will County||$20,000|
|Watseka Police Department||Iroquois County||$20,000|