Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,922)
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 Uvalde County and the city of Uvalde will equally share the JAG award in the amount of $10,922 to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies. Uvalde County, acting as the fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase an in-car camera system, in-car mobile radar system, and in-car locking gun racks. The city of Uvalde will use funds to purchase in-car locking gun racks. These purchases will help both jurisdictions prevent or reduce crime and improve public safety.