Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.
The vision of Iowa Central Homeland Security Training Center is to work with local first responders and related state and federal agencies to create a model Homeland Security Regional Training and Command Center, serving Iowa, and potentially, surrounding states.
Grant funds will be used to provide basic, intermediate and advanced levels of Homeland Security Training for first responders and related public agencies in Iowa. Training will be modeled after the United States Department of Homeland Security guidelines and Iowa's Homeland Security Office suggestions. Iowa Central will utilize professional trainers to provide hands on training based on Iowa needs.