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FY 14 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $65,492)

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).

Smith County serving as the fiscal agent for the FY 2014 JAG award will share the funds with the city of Tyler. Smith County will utilize its share of funds to purchase ammunition, which will enhance the safety of personnel involved in the existing Law Enforcement Program, and provide firearms proficiency training required for peace officers, which includes the SWAT Team officers. The Tyler Police Department will utilize its portion of funds to purchase equipment to enhance the safety of personnel involved in the existing Law Enforcement Response Program. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 10, 2014