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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, $36,156)

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).

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Wapello County and the city of Ottumwa will use the JAG award in the amount of $36,156 to support law enforcement initiatives. The city of Ottumwa, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to purchase, install, and issue equipment and supplies for the Ottumwa Police Department's Emergency Response Team (ERT). The city will also pay for one lieutenant and one officer to attend Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) trainings. Wapello County will use grant funds to purchase a use-of-force training simulator for the Wapello County Sheriff's Department, in partnership with the Ottumwa Police Department. The project goals are to increase officer safety and the overall public safety throughout the county.


Date Created: August 23, 2010