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Iowa Central Homeland Security Training Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $450,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) will use its FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Award to develop and sustain the Iowa Central Homeland Security Training Center. The Homeland Security Training Center will work with local first responders and related state and federal agencies to create a model Homeland Security Regional Training and Command Center.

ICCC's goal is to provide basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of homeland security training for the first responders and related public agencies in Iowa. This training will be modeled after the United States Department of Homeland Security guidelines and Iowa's Homeland Security Office suggestions. ICCC will utilize professional trainers from 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, Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc.


Date Created: September 2, 2009