Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $57,092)
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 Woodbury County and the city of Sioux City will use the JAG award towards law enforcement initiatives. Woodbury County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use grant funds to support a task force and purchase law enforcement equipment. Sioux City will use the grant funds to pay a portion of the fringe benefits of one Sioux City Police Department officer. Funds will also be used to lease two police vehicles and purchase an automated license plate reader.