Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $99,628)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Blackhawk County and the cities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo will use their local JAG award to support personnel, investigations, and prosecutions to assist in the prevention and control of crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The city of Waterloo, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its funds ($64,996) to support overtime for the Waterloo Police Department. Cedar Falls will use its funds ($14,708) to support overtime of the Cedar Falls Police Department. Blackhawk County will use its funds ($19,924) to support overtime for the Sheriff's Office and to support the investigations and prosecutions of the Attorney's Office.