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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $85,043)

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 county of Fort Bend will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $85,043 to enhance their law enforcement efforts by purchasing basic speed trailers with speed detectors and displays, four portable radios with accessories, four digital cameras, computer software, video camera systems, mobile plate hunters, air cards, and two digital touch screen monitors. The sheriff's department's goals are to equip their officers with up-to date technology for criminal investigations and prosecutions, and to enhance officer safety.


Date Created: August 17, 2009