The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), under the Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant Program provides financial assistance to state and local units of government to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system with an emphasis on violent crime, drug offenses and serious offenders.
Applications within the six federally-approved “program purpose areas” and addressing at least one of the state-established “priorities” will be accepted.
2009 Byrne-JAG Program Purpose Areas
Law Enforcement Programs
Prosecution and Court Programs
Prevention and Education Programs
Corrections And Community Corrections Programs
Drug Treatment Programs
Planning Evaluation and Technology Improvement Programs
Iowa JAG Priorities
Priority funding will be provided to projects which employ strategies that positively affect these broadly targeted areas.
All Iowans are Healthy and Drug-Free
Iowa Communities Are Free From Illegal Drugs
All Iowans are safe from Drug Abusing Offenders
Refer to the Iowa Drug Control Strategy 2009 (pages 19-43) for additional detail. The strategy is available on the ODCP website www.state.ia.us/odcp .
State and local units of government are eligible applicants. A local unit of government is defined as a city, county, town, township or other general purpose political subdivision of a state and includes Indian tribes which perform law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. A city or county must be the legal applicant and recipient on behalf of city and county departments. Iowa faith based and non-profit organizations are eligible to receive JAG funding, but application must be made through a state or local unit of government.
The Office of Drug Control Policy requires different information from new applicants and those applying for continuation funding. Two Byrne-JAG funding opportunities are posted to iowagrants.gov. New Applicants are required to use the opportunity titled 2009 Byrne-JAG New Applicants and Continuation Applicants are required to use the opportunity titled 2009 Byrne-JAG Continuation Applicants.