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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $28,554)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the City of Killeen and the County of Bell will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $28,554 for law enforcement purposes. The City of Killeen will establish a Web Base Incident Reporting System with their portion of the JAG award ($25,699) to allow civilians to report minor criminal activity online in efforts of reducing law enforcement work load for primary response officers. Bell County will utilize funding ($2,855) to deploy additional deputies and provide additional security for large public events through the use of overtime.


Date Created: August 26, 2008