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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, $256,634)

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 county of Nueces and the city of Corpus Christi will use their Fisacl Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $256,634 to purchase equipment in an effort to improve communications and to reach the P25 mandated compliance by 2015. This grant will provide for the upgrade of an estimated 227 city of Corpus Christi public safety radios to Project 25 compliance. Nueces County is purchasing 203 EDACS mobile and portable radios that are 700 Mhz compliant. The City of Corpus Christi, serving as the fiscal agent, will divide funds equally with the county for these purchases.


Date Created: September 13, 2009