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FY 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $24,242)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own 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 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 programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The County of Fort Bend will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $24,242 to support and assist programs aimed at combating crime and quality of life issues throughout the County. These funds will allow the County to purchase new equipment and technology, as well as contract for services, for various County criminal justice departments. The County will solicit requests for eligible expenses from these departments, review those requests, and will submit an amended budget through a Grant Adjustment Notice.


Date Created: August 24, 2008