Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $104,714)
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 city of Waterloo will serve as the fiscal agent for the FY 2011 JAG funding, and will use funds for law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, grant funds will be used for officer salary and overtime costs for the Waterloo Police Department, Cedar Falls Police Department, and Black Hawk Sheriff's Office. Funds will also be used for the Black Hawk County Attorney's Office for prosecution efforts.