Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $108,069)
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 Black Hawk County and the cities of Waterloo and Cedar Falls will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $108,069 towards law enforcement initiatives. Grant funds will be used to supplement officer costs for the Waterloo Police Department, Cedar Falls Police Department, and Black Hawk Sheriff's Office. Funds will also be used for the Black Hawk County Attorney's Office for prosecution efforts. JAG funds will assist policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services. The city of Waterloo will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.