Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $518,315)
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).
Tarrant County and the cities of Ft. Worth, Arlington, Bedford, Hurst, and North Richland Hills are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 15 JAG local allocation chart. The city of Ft. Worth will serve as the fiscal agent. All participating entities will utilize JAG funds to support various criminal justice initiatives. Specifically, funds will support the following under each jurisdiction: Tarrant County (mental health program), Arlington (computer software/hardware), Bedford (automated external defibrillators), Ft. Worth (surveillance), Hurst (communications), and North Richland Hills (personnel hiring). NCA/NCF