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Bexar County FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Continuation Projects

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $814,376)

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).

Bexar County and the City of San Antonio will receive grant funds under the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 JAG Local Program. As disparate jurisdictions, the County will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the JAG funds. Bexar County will use JAG grant funds for positions in the existing problem-solving courts, jail diversion programs, and various services for victims. The City of San Antonio will focus on the continuation of the Child Welfare Strategic Alliance Task Force and continue the efforts of the existing JAG program funded positions to include travel and training. The City of San Antonio will purchase law enforcement equipment for training new law enforcement cadets as well as acquire the necessary equipment needed to maintain the appropriate crime scene evidence. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 23, 2011