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Cooperative Equipment Purchase for the City of Gonzales and Gonzales County

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
United States of America
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,595)

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 the city of Gonzales and Gonzales County will use the JAG award in the amount of $11,595 to purchase equipment necessary to conduct vehicle interdiction investigations to disrupt criminal activity. The city will act as the fiscal agent, and both jurisdictions will purchase 10 dash mounted radar units. This equipment will expand their Joint Criminal Interdiction Task Force, which seeks to disrupt human, narcotic, and weapons of mass destruction smuggling in their jurisdictions.


Date Created: August 17, 2009