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AI- 53433
Commissioners Court
Meeting Date: 01/23/2023  
District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence Grant FY2024
Submitted For: Greg Willis Submitted By: Debbie Harrison
Department: District Attorney  
Request Type: CONSENT Agenda Area: Miscellaneous

Department Action
I am requesting approval from Commissioners Court to apply for the District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence Grant, FY2024.  This grant is provided through the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division.  My office was awarded funds from the FY2023 Grant and we are currently using these funds to test multiple drugs for high-level offenders and to test drugs that the DPS labs are unable analyze.  This grant will prevent drug cases from being backlogged at local law enforcement agencies and my office.  It will expedite justice to high level offenders and rehabilitation programs for low-level offenders.  The Grant period runs from September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024. 
Purchasing Department Action
Request Commissioners Court consideration and any action regarding approval to apply for Governor's Criminal Justice Division grant for District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence for $174,750 with no County match required. The grant period is from September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024. gz
HR and/or IT Action
Budget Department Action
FY 2024 District Attorney Testing of Forensic Evidence Grant in the amount of $174,750 in state funds with no county match required. Funding will cover to test (THC) content of seized cannabis samples to reduce backlog of marijuana cases and other drugs from high-level offenders. The grant period is September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024. 
Auditor's Office Action
Grant application for state funds in the amount of $174,750 with no county match required. Grant period is September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024. Grant is for Quantitative Tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC) analysis of seized cannabis to be conducted by private, accredited laboratories and prevent further backlog of felony and misdemeanor marijuana cases and analysis of multiple other drugs on high-level offenders. Grant application has been reviewed by the grant review committee as per attached. 
Commissioners Court
Grant application for the FY2024 District Attorney Testing for Forensic Evidence Grant through the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, District Attorney. 

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available: $174,750
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
Fund Transfers
Court Order 2023-054-01-23
Grant Summary Forms
GRC Form

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