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JAG Program - Local Solicitation

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $68,124)

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 Miller County and the city of Texarkana will use their JAG award to support equipment purchases for their law enforcement agencies. The city of Texarkana, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant to purchase an Agile Mesh surveillance camera system and a squad car for the Texarkana Police Department. Miller County will use its share of the grant to purchase uniforms, uniform equipment, and crime scene supplies for the Miller County Sheriff's Department.


Date Created: August 31, 2009