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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $140,005)

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 Austin and the county of Travis will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $140,005 to continue to allocate funding for law enforcement purposes. Both jurisdictions will receive $70,002.50. The city of Austin will serve as the fiscal agent. Travis County will purchase vehicle computer control equipment for the Travis County Sheriff's Office. The Austin Police Department will utilize $70,002.50 in JAG funding for overtime expenses for community policing activities. They will initiate targeted community policing programs such as bike patrols and community outreach.


Date Created: August 24, 2008