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Public Notice
Concerning FY 2016 E. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Funding
And
Release of Grant Proposal for
Public Review and Comment

 

City of Pearland is pleased to announce that it is in the process of securing federal Formula Grant funds through the E. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Local Solicitation. The City has proposed to utilize the funds for the purchase of additional police public safety equipment and the proposal is available at Pearland City Hall – 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland, Texas 77581.

Residents may also send public comments through Thursday, June 23, 2016 to the City of Pearland, Finance Department at 3519 Liberty, Pearland, TX 77581. Residents may fax their comments to the City of Pearland Finance Department, Attention: Joel Hardy at 281.652.1707, or by email at jhardy@pearlandtx.gov.


E. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Program Background

BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system. BJA provides leadership, services, and funding to America’s communities by: 

  • Emphasizing local control.
  • Provide training and technical assistance in support of efforts to prevent crime, drug abuse, and violence at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Developing collaborations and partnerships.
  • Increasing training and technical assistance.
  • Encouraging innovation.
  • Communicating the value of justice efforts to decision makers at every level.

As part of the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. JAG blends the previous Byrne Formula and Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Programs to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.