Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $26,323)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) 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. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
Due to the severe flooding in Cedar Rapids/Linn County during June of 2008, all government agencies have been displaced and are working out of new offices with limited equipment. The intranet and internet for the Linn County Sheriff's Office is expected to be operational in July 2008. The disparate jurisdictions of Linn County and Cedar Rapids will use funds for law enforcement purposes.