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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $124,616)

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 Collins county, and the cities of Plano, Frisco, and McKinney will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $124,616 to improve police services and officer safety through technology upgrades. The city of Plano, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant on video/audio technology upgrades that will enhance the quality of audio/video evidence collected in the field and improve the chain of custody of evidence handling. Collins county will use its portion towards improved electronic surveillance equipment, patrol software, and personal protection equipment. The city of Frisco will use grant funds towards the purchase of ammunition for police training. The city of McKinney will use its share towards the purchase of mobile car printers to enhance a new public safety software program that was recently implemented.


Date Created: September 16, 2009