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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $21,889,320)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) will use FY 2010 JAG funds to reduce violent crime and its effect on communities through a balanced approach to treatment, prevention, and enforcement. Strategies include increased support of programs that reduce crime, expansion of border security efforts, enhanced intelligence gathering, and the promotion and expansion of drug court programs. CJD will collaborate with the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University to collect and compile performance measurement data from all state JAG sub-recipients. The CJD will exceed the minimum pass-through requirement for sub-grants. Remaining funds will be utilized for administrative expenses.


Date Created: July 29, 2010