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AI- 8700   4. B. 1.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 08/16/2017  
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY2017 Local Solicitation Award
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider execution of an Interlocal Agreement between Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi for the purpose of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY2017 Local Solicitation Award.
BACKGROUND
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. JAG replaces the Byrne Formula and Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) programs with a single funding mechanism that simplifies the administration process for grantees. The procedure for allocating JAG funds is a formula based on population and crime statistics, in combination with a minimum allocation to ensure that each state and territory receives an appropriate share.
DISCUSSION
Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi were notified that $157,240 in funds is available. Nueces County was certified as a disparate jurisdiction; therefore, the County and the City of Corpus Christi must agree to share the allocation equally. The Interlocal Agreement states the City agrees to pay the County 50% of the award amount which makes the County’s allocation total $78,620. The Interlocal Agreement has been reviewed by both the City and County Attorney’s Offices.

The grant period will run from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2020. These monies will be split evenly between the District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office. A portion of a drug prosecutor’s salary will be covered through this grant and the Sheriff’s Office will utilize their portion for law enforcement purposes.

There is no cash match required for this grant. The County is estimated to receive $78,620.

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Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY2017 Local Solicitation Award

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