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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, $79,611)

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 city and county of Lubbock will evenly divide the fiscal year 2008 award of $79,611 to support separate law enforcement initiatives. The city, through the police department, will utilize its share to purchase computer software that will enable the tracking of property and improve management of department equipment. The county, through the District Attorney's Office, will use funds to purchase a vehicle to be used by investigators for law enforcement related purposes, and upgrade existing computer networks by purchasing software. For purposes of grant administration, the city has been designated as the fiscal agent of this award, responsible for management and oversight of funds.


Date Created: September 2, 2008