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FY 2015 Local Byrne JAG Grant.

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $83,151)

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 program 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 utilize JAG funds to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to provide funding to the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, an analyzing system, FLIP cameras, upgrade computer servers and fuming chambers. The project goals are to provide quick and accurate forensic searches of cell phones and computers, deter the sale of illegal narcotics, human trafficking and prostitution. Funds will also allow for safer handling of evidence and narcotic testing, increase storage for processed reports and safer searches in low light situations.


Date Created: September 15, 2015