Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $43,740)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program allows 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 or civil proceedings, 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; 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation); 8) mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams; and 9) implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs or initiatives, including but not limited to: mental health courts; drug courts; veterans courts; and extreme risk protection order programs.
- State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) makes payments to eligible "states" and local governments that incur certain types of cost due to incarceration of "undocumented criminal aliens".
- The City of Weslaco will purchase Heart Rate Variability software, hardware and training which will assist officers with their overall mental and physical health.
- El Paso County Veterans Treatment Court Program