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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, $29,522)

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 San Marcos City and Hays County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $29,522 to enhance public safety by ensuring uninterrupted operation of critical information and communications systems and improving the ability of investigators to examine and gather crime scene evidence. New printers for School Resource Officers to ensure the confidentiality of reports and records wil lalso be purchased. The city of San Marcos, serving as fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase software licenses and 24-hour technical support to support virtualization of the San Marcos Police Department's information management infrastructure. The county of Hays will use their portion of the grant to purchase digital cameras, memory cards, portable lighting systems, and night vision goggles.


Date Created: September 9, 2009