Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $60,597)
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 the county of Johnson and the city of Iowa will use their fiscal year 2009 Local JAG award for law enforcment purposes. The city of Iowa will serve as the fiscal agent. Both jurisdictions have decided to combine their respective awards in an effort to obtain training and range equipment for a multi-jurisdictional firearms range. They will purchase and install needed range equipment and purchase tactical equipment. The goal is to improve community and officer safety by providing maintenance, training, and range equipment to equip a multi-jurisdictional firearms range for departmental personnel.