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Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group Drug Task Force Support

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $234,683)

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 Scott, and the cities of Bettendorf and Davenport will use their FIscal Year 2009 Local JAG award for law enforcement purposes. The county of Scott, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire award amount to defray salary/benefit costs for four agents assigned to the Scott County Task Force, known as the HIDE Unit, operating under the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group (QCMEG.) The county's goal is to reduce the amount of illegal narcotics available to the public and arrest those who distribute illegal narcotics. The city of Bettendorf and the city of Davenport will not receive any funds from this grant.


Date Created: August 25, 2009