Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $626,044)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.
The County of Maverick will plan and design a regional public safety training center to be located within Maverick County. This project will be administered by the Middle Rio Grande Development Council (MRGDC) - a Texas Council of Government (COG) inclusive of Maverick, Dimmit, Edwards, Kinney, La Salle, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala Counties. This complex will integrate the training needs of public safety agencies (federal, state, and local) within the MRGDC service delivery area. Maverick County will accomplish the following goals: (1) contract with an architectural firm that will be responsible for the design of the entire facility; (2) conduct an environmental survey (needed for the assessment and overview of training site in order to identify environmental conditions); (3) complete a boundary and topographic survey (entails the survey of land, establishes property lines, and clarifies existing terrain); (4) conduct a geotechnical survey (evaluates sub-surface conditions that entails boring, sampling, and analysis of earth material); and (5) obtain a master plan (provides preliminary drawings and cost estimates of all project components).