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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) (Iowa)

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    16.783; 16.593

    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Iowa Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP)


    The Governors Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) provides financial assistance to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The JAG program places an emphasis on violent crime, drug offenses, and serious offenders. In Iowa, Byrne-JAG program purpose areas include:

    • 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

    In 2020, the Iowa Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy placed priority on projects which employ strategies that positively affect the following broadly targeted areas: 

    • Strengthen Efforts to Make Iowans Healthy & Drug Free
    • Safeguard Iowa Communities from Illegal Drugs
    • Break the Cycle of Drug Use, Crime, Delinquency, and Incarceration.

    The Office of Drug Control Policy places strong emphasis on the use of data and evidence in policy making and programming. Grantees should commit to documenting and describing, to the extent possible, a data/evidence focused response to particular crime and substance abuse problem(s) in the grant application.

    In 2020, eligible expenses include, but are not limited to Personnel costs; Equipment; Operating expenses; Building rental; Personnel training; Overtime pay; Supplies; Travel; and Professional services. 


    History of Funding

    FY 2019 awards are available to view online at:

    Additional Information

    Unallowable expenses include, but are not limited to Bonuses or commissions; Travel or compensation for federal employees; Military type equipment; Lobbying; Fundraising; or Indirect costs. 


    Dennis Wiggins

    Dennis Wiggins
    215 E. 7th Street, 5th Floor
    Des Moines, IA 50319
    (515) 725-0311

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants include Iowa state and local units of government, and Indian tribes.  Faith-based and nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive grant funding, but application must be made through a state or local unit of government.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by March 9, 2020. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Up to $1,900,000 is available in FY 2020. Award amounts may vary. Cost sharing/matching of at least 25% is required. 

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