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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, $181,918)

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 of the city of Beaumont, Jefferson County, and the city of Port Arthur will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $181,918 to replace broken, incompatible, and obsolete equipment including computer hardware, computer software, radio communications equipment, and vehicle safety equipment. Major deliverables include laptop and desktop computers with printers and accessories, computer software, radio communications equipment, police patrol vehicle safety equipment, and prisoner transport vehicle (fixed wing airplane) safety equipment. The city of Beaumont will serve as fiscal agent. Purchase of these items will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the agencies through the use of new technologies and additional resources. The Beaumont Police Department will coordinate program reporting with the other agencies.


Date Created: September 16, 2009