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Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $70,876)

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 Abilene and Taylor County will use the JAG award in the amount of $70,876 to improve services to the citizens, purchase needed equipment, and stay in compliance with the state law. The city of Abilene, serving as fiscal agent, will use $35,438 to purchase seven mobile video recorders. Taylor County will use $35,438 to purchase five audio/video cameras, system accessories, and pay for officer training. This project will enhance the overall effectiveness of the project and give the officers the necessary resources to improve neighborhoods.


Date Created: August 12, 2009