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AI- 4103   4. B. 6.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 02/13/2013  
Resolution for FY14 Justice Assistance Grant
Submitted By: Monica Reyes, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider execution of a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding of the Nueces County Enrichments for Criminal Justice 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 2014 grant cycle. Federal funds are authorized under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).
DISCUSSION
On January 14, 2013, the Grants Administration Department invited all County law enforcement (Sheriff and Constables) and the Juvenile Department to attend an informational meeting on January 23rd to discuss a grant application for the Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). The interested parties who attended the meeting were as follows: Juvenile Department, Constable’s Office Precinct 1, Precinct 2, Precinct 3, and Precinct 4.

An application is being prepared on behalf of the above named departments for a project to be entitled “Nueces County Enrichments for Criminal Justice.” The applicants have expressed a need for updated or new technology such as tasers, handheld radars, juvenile electronic monitors, and patrol cameras/laptops.

The grant application will total no more than $48,000 and there is no match required. Applications are due on February 28, 2013 in CJD’s eGrants system.

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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Fund Transfers

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Resolution JAG

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