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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $90,925)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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).

Linn County and the city of Cedar Rapids will use FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase essential law enforcement equipment. The jurisdictions have agreed to divide the award into two equal portions. The county will use its share to purchase a patrol vehicle for its Sheriff's Office K-9 Division, as well as rifles and associated accessories. The city will use its award to secure ballistic grade riot helmets for the Cedar Rapids Police Department that will enhance officer safety during situations of unrest and when involved with armed and violent suspects. Laptops with special security systems for officers in the field will also be purchased. The county has been designated as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: July 29, 2010