News Release - Iowans Asked to Comment on Iowa’s Application to the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) seeks public comment on the State of Iowa’s application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance for an estimated $1,900,000 in FY 2021 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program funding. 

ODCP intends to use JAG funding to strategically support drug and crime reduction priorities authorized by federal guidelines and outlined in Iowa’s Drug Control Strategy. Those eligible to submit JAG grant applications to ODCP include local and state units of government, Indian tribes, and faith based and non-profit organizations that apply in collaboration with government agencies. 

The State of Iowa’s JAG application to the U.S. Department of Justice is posted for public viewing on ODCP’s website https://odcp.iowa.gov/document/2021-jag-application. 

Comments on the application may be sent to: Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, Pape State Office Building, 215 E. 7th Street, 5th Floor, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. You may also email comments to: dennis.wiggins@iowa.gov. Public comments will be received through August 21, 2022. 

Eligible Iowa organizations interested in making an application to ODCP for a future JAG grant will also find those instructions at the ODCP website https://odcp.iowa.gov, or by calling ODCP during business hours 515-725-0311.

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