Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $62,440)
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 Johnson County and Iowa City will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award towards law enforcement initiatives. Iowa City, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to purchase equipment and pay a portion of the building fees for a newly created police substation in the southeast side of the city. This substation will improve community relations, prevention and educational programs, and enhance law enforcement efforts in community. Johnson County will use grant funds to purchase a clothing storage system for inmates' belongings and for a canine and canine-related supplies for the use of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.