Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $73,313)
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 Woodbury County and the city of Sioux City will use the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $73,313 towards law enforcement initiatives. Woodbury County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to support Tri-State Drug Task Force officer salaries and purchase law enforcement supplies. Sioux City will use grant funds to pay a portion of the fringe benefits of two Sioux City Police Department officers who are assigned full-time to the Sioux City Police Department. Funds will also be used to lease two vehicles for those officers.