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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, $43,003)

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 disparate jurisdictions of Dallas County and the city of Selma will share FY 2010 JAG funding in the amount of $43,003. In a disparate situation such as this, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application.

JAG funds will be used to support overtime costs for Sheriff's deputies and police officers assigned to patrol high crime areas of the community. Funds will also be used to purchase equipment and provide necessary training in subject areas that include homicide investigations, crime scene processing, and non-lethal response.

Dallas county will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: July 27, 2010