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FY 2010 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $24,833)

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 Raymondville and Willacy County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions to share the FY 2010 JAG award. The city of Raymondville will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and use a portion of the grant funds to purchase a police car that will be outfitted for patrolling the community for illegal activities and investigating related crime perpetrated by organized gangs and drug users. Willacy County will receive a portion of the JAG award to fund projects to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their local needs and conditions. The goal of the projects will address crime by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.


Date Created: August 25, 2010