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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, $71,312)

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 Texarkana City and Bowie County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $71,312 to improve radio communications for the Texarkana Police Department and Bowie county Sheriff's Office through the state of Texas radio inoperability VHF Hi-Band frequencies with agencies located in their jurisdictions and surrounding municipalities, counties, and the state of Texas. The city of Texarkana, serving as fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase multi-channel mobile radios. The county of Bowie will use their portion of the grant to purchase multi-channel mobile and portable radios.


Date Created: August 25, 2009