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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, $145,116)

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 cities of Waco and Bellmead and McLennan County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $145,116 to support personnel and to purchase equipment. The city of Waco, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to fund the Waco Police Department Cadet Program and to cover costs associated with administering the grant funds. The city of Bellmead will use their portion to upgrade their current in-car VHS camera systems to digital in-car camera systems. McLennan County will use its share to purchase new law enforcement vehicles and accessories for the vehicles.


Date Created: August 20, 2009