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FY 2013 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $14,314,617)

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 program 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 Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) will use FY 2013 JAG funds to reduce violent crime and its effect on communities through a balanced approach of treatment, prevention, and enforcement. Strategies will include increased support of programs that reduce crime, expansion of border security efforts, enhanced intelligence gathering, the promotion and expansion of drug court programs, and the promotion of improved technology. The CJD will exceed the minimum pass-through requirement for sub-grants. Remaining funds will be utilized for administrative expenses.


Date Created: September 4, 2013