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AI- 5667   3. V.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 10/08/2014  
JAG Public Safety Project
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Accept grant award from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding of the Nueces County Public Safety Project.
BACKGROUND
The Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor’s Office is soliciting competitive applications for projects that reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system during the state fiscal year 2015 grant cycle. Federal funds are authorized under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).

On September 4, 2013, the Commissioners Court accepted a grant award under this CJD program for the Public Safety Project in the amount of $44,718. The project included the Constables Offices Precincts 1 through 4, the Juvenile Department, and the Public Works Environmental Enforcement Division. The grant covered equipment and technology needs of these departments.

DISCUSSION
On February 26, 2014, the Commissioners Court executed a resolution for a grant application to be prepared on behalf of the following County departments: Public Works Environmental Enforcement Division, Juvenile Department, Sheriff’s Office, Constable’s Office Precinct 1, and Precinct 3. The application included equipment needs such as camera recording systems, patrol cameras, body cameras, and radars.

The total grant award is $37,235.50 and there is no match required.


Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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JAG Public Safety Project

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