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Fiscal Year 2013 JAG Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $61,007)

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).

Tyler City and Smith County have been identified as disparate and will share this Fiscal Year 2013 JAG award. Smith County is serving as the fiscal agent and will use its share of the funds to purchase ammunition to provide firearms proficiency training required for Peace Officers which includes SWAT Team officers. The Tyler Texas Police Department will use the city's share of the funds to enhance its law enforcement officer safety program. Equipment will be obtained that will enable the responding officers to safely and effectively control combative subjects when necessary. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 29, 2013