The Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), under the Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant Program (Formerly known as the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant and the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Programs), provides financial assistance 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.
The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program provides funding to units of government in developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities. RSAT programs provide individual and group treatment activities for offenders and must; last between 6 and 12 months, be provided in residential treatment facilities set apart from the general correctional population, focus on the substance abuse problems of the inmate, develop the inmate's cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance abuse and related problems.
Funding for this solicitation is available through the combination of Iowa's FFY 2009 Byrne-JAG, FFY2009 Byrne-JAG ARRA, and 2010 RSAT allocations. Approximately $4,733,000 will be committed through this competitive grant process. Of the program funds, approximately 49% must be passed through to local jurisdictions and a maximum of 51% may be passed to state agencies.
Applications within six federally-approved "Program Purpose Areas" and addressing at least one of the state-established "Priorities" will be considered for funding.
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 Byrne-JAG Priorities
The state of Iowa has identified the following results areas for which grant funding will be prioritized. 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 2010 (pages 23-46) for additional detail. The strategy is available on the ODCP website www.iowa.gov/odcp.
Those eligible to receive grant funds from ODCP include state and local units of government, Indian tribes, faith based organizations and nonprofit entities. 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 grant funding, but application must be made through a state or local unit of government.
New & Continuation Applicants
The Office of Drug Control Policy requires different information from new applicants and those applying for continuation funding. The emphasis for new applicants is on the need for and the quality of the proposed project. For continuation applicants, the emphasis is on demonstrating results.
Two Byrne-JAG/RSAT funding opportunities are posted to iowagrants.gov. New Applicants are required to use the opportunity titled SFY 2011 Byrne-JAG/RSAT - New Applicants and Continuation Applicants are required to use the opportunity titled SFY 2011 Byrne-JAG/RSAT - Continuation Applicants.