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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, $18,364)

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 city of Big Spring and Howard County are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 2010 JAG Local Program. The city will serve as the fiscal agent to administer funds for both jurisdictions. Each entity will utilize JAG funds for law enforcement purposes.

The city will use its portion to procure criminal investigation case management software to be utilized with the Big Spring Police Department's new records management system. The software will serve as a component module to enhance tracking cases through the criminal justice system. In addition, the city will provide laptops to detectives working in the field.

The county will use its portion of funds to procure needed laptop computers to be used by deputies in the field.


Date Created: August 3, 2010