Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $402,457)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.
The Iowa Central Community College will provide basic, intermediate and advanced levels of homeland security training at the Iowa Central Homeland Security Training Center for first responders and related public agencies. They will use professional trainers throughout Iowa and the nation to provide hands-on training based on Iowa needs. The training will be broken down by the following professional and volunteer disciplines: law enforcement, fire, EMS, hospitals, public health, emergency management, public works, and other private and public agencies such as schools, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. Their goal is to provide state-of-the-art training for first responders throughout the State of Iowa in the following areas: National Incident Management System, Incident Command System, Emergency Operations Center, and other related trainings.