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Operation Linebacker

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $4,850,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition will use the FY 2010 Bureau of Justice Assistance Congressionally Recommended Award for the United States border security efforts. The southern border is an area that is facing major national law enforcement problems. Although border security is a federal responsibility, Texas has an obligation to protect its citizens. Border security is a multi-dimensional problem that threatens both the safety of United States citizens and the security of the nation. Law enforcement personnel who live and work along the border must identify resources that are available for the protection of Texas communities. The Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition consists of Sheriff's Offices from 20 counties which cover the Texas-Mexico border. The project goal is to utilize Texas Border Sheriffs working closely with federal and state partners to provide enhanced law enforcement strategies to enforce Texas state law.


Date Created: September 8, 2010