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Justice Assistance Grant - FY2009

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $3,720,810)

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 city of Houston and Harris County have been identified as disparate and will share this Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award. Both jurisdictions will utilize JAG funds for law enforcement projects. The city of Houston, through the Houston Police Department, will utilize its portion of this award for to fund personnel positions and targeted law enforcement overtime. Harris County will allocate its portion to the Harris County Sheriff's Office for several proposed projects including the procurement of an inmate transportation bus needed to replace two high mileage vehicles, purchase of updated crime analysis software, continued funding for previously established IT positions, acquisition of digital cameras for the crime scene unit, and funding for IT contract services.


Date Created: September 17, 2009