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Victoria County receives Homeland Security grant

By Melissa Crowe
Aug. 19, 2013 at 3:19 a.m.


In other action

The Commissioners also:

• Approved appointing election judges and alternates

• Approved $10,000 request from DaCosta Volunteer Fire Department for a 2013 brush truck

• Ratified the countywide burn ban

A nearly $140,000 grant is expected to help the Victoria County Sheriff's Office enhance border security.

Victoria County Commissioners Court voted Monday to approve the grant, which came with no matching requirement, from the 2012 Operation Stonegarden Grant Award from Homeland Security and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency set aside $55 million in total funding for 2013, according to the FEMA website.

County Judge Don Pozzi said the county shares the grant with the Victoria Police Department.

According to grant documents, the sheriff's office will use $83,846, and the police department will receive $56,110.

County Administrative Services Director Joyce Dean said the grant will help fund overtime, patrol, mileage and vehicle maintenance.

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