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Information System Improvements Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,700)

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

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Howard County and the city of Big Springs will share their 2009 JAG award in the amount of $16,700 to purchase equipment and system improvements. The city of Big Spring, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $15,500 to purchase server computers and eight desktop computers. Howard County will use $1,200 to purchase software to upgrade their information system. This system will link the sheriff's department, county jail, and courts to the state. The county will also purchase a laptop computer for the patrol vehicle to work in the new system. These purchases are essential for the county and the city to upgrade the criminal information systems for the new county jail located in Howard County, Texas.


Date Created: August 18, 2009