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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $34,088)

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 the city of Burlington and Des Moines County, will share a 2010 JAG award. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single application. The city of Burlington will serve as the fiscal agent for the grant award. The city and the county will use the grant funds to support the salaries of personnel participating on the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force, upgrade the Des Moines County Communication Center by replacing current base station radios that are out of date, and upgrade the motor on a police rescue boat, which is used to collect crime scene evidence and enforce water safety violations, such as operating a boat while intoxicated.


Date Created: August 25, 2010