The City of San Marcos announced it will receive an $80,041 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) as part of the federal economic stimulus package.
The JAG program supports efforts such as hiring and support for law enforcement officers, multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces, crime prevention, domestic violence programs and information sharing initiatives.
“These funds may be used for a wide array of criminal justice programs,” said San Marcos City Manager Rick Menchaca. “When we receive more details about the grant we will determine the best use for these funds for our community.”
Members of U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s (R-San Antonio) staff informed city officials of the grant. The breakdown of JAG allocations for Texas can be viewed here. JAG funds are distributed according to a formula that factors in population and violent crime statistics. Sixty percent is set aside for the state while the remaining forty percent is allocated to individual municipalities.Email | Print