Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $23,140)
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 Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department, serving as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application in coordination with the city of New Iberia. They will share $23,140 in 2009 JAG funds. The sheriff's department provides all law enforcement in and for the city and will receive all of the funds. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department will purchase a new fully equipped police boat to patrol the waters of Iberia Parish.