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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $126,002)

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).

Galveston County and the following cities are listed as disparate jurisdictions on the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG local allocation: city of Galveston, city of La Marque, and Texas City. The county will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the JAG funds for this multi-jurisdictional project entitled, Galveston County Law Enforcement Technology and Safety Improvement Program.

The goals of this project are to prevent and/or reduce crime and violence through the use of automation, computers, and emerging technologies to expedite communication and data sharing capabilities. Galveston County will purchase in-car video systems and recording storage systems. The city of Galveston will procure computer equipment, in-car video systems, and recording storage systems. Texas City will acquire high-use computer file servers and the city of La Marque will purchase police records management software licensing.


Date Created: September 3, 2009