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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,212)

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 jurisdiction of the City of Midland and Midland County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,212 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The City of Midland will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the grant. The City of Midland will use their portion of funding ($7,327) to purchase equipment essential to basic law enforcement.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office will use their funding portion ($4,885) to provide additional law enforcement equipment for the Tactical Team. The Team's response effort and its continued support are essential to their safety and protection of the citizens of Midland County.


Date Created: August 21, 2008