U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Radio Technology Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,193)

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 Brownwood and Brown County have been designated as disparate jurisdictions to share the FY 2010 JAG award. The city of Brownwood will serve as the fiscal agent for the award and use their portion of grant funds to purchase law enforcement equipment for the Police Department. Grant funds will purchase mobile radios for the police vehicles. The alpha mobile radios have DES digital encryption which will enable officers to enhance public safety ability.

Brown County will use their share to improve the quality of radio communications for the Sheriff's Office by purchasing equipment. The grant will provide funds to upgrade several portable radios to meet narrow banding requirements, purchase 3 digital portable radios, batteries, battery chargers, radio holsters, and programming cost.


Date Created: August 22, 2010