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Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $76,852)

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 Pottawattamie County and the city of Council Bluffs will use the FY 2011 JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. The city of Council Bluffs, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the grant funds to make repairs to the outdoor range at the Southwest Iowa Training Center for training and officer safety issues. The city of Council Bluffs will use the grant funds to purchase a new computer drive and noise cancelling headphones for the police department's Detective and Criminalistics Unit.


Date Created: September 1, 2011