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Iowa City/Johnson County FY 2011 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $52,932)

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 will use the JAG funds to support law enforcement initiatives. Iowa City, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to purchase crime laboratory equipment to improve law enforcement efforts to identify, document, process, and collect physical evidence. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office will use grant funds to purchase equipment to help improve investigations.


Date Created: September 14, 2011