Iowa Byrne JAG - INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS - Request For Proposals

Iowa Byrne JAG - INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS - Request For Proposals

The Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) released a Request For Proposals (RFP) for Innovative Programs through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.  Grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m. October 22, 2019.  

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy has identified the following areas in which grant funding will be prioritized for projects that employ innovative strategies to positively affect substance abuse and/or criminal justice systems: 

●      Enhance the administration of justice through improved efficiency, improved effectiveness, and/or reduced cost. 

●      Disrupt methamphetamine trafficking or reduce meth use.

●      Address criminal justice and/or substance abuse system deficiencies in rural areas.

●      Break the cycle of drug use, crime, and incarceration.

●      Divert offenders from jail/prison to community based programming.

●      Utilize data to improve system decision making and justice system outcomes. 

●      Build partnerships and capacity to promote sustainable collaboration that tackles problems from multiple angles.

●      Reduce recidivism, victimization and crime. 

Applications will be accepted through

 which is an online grant management tool.  The application is titled "2019 JAG Innovative Programs" and is open now through 4:30 p.m. October 22nd.   

Direction on applying to this RFP and on the use of

 will be provided by the Office of Drug Control Policy.  An online training is scheduled for September 19th at 1:30 p.m.  Join the webinar from your computer at .  Additional technical assistance regarding the webinar, grant system, or applying to the  Byrne JAG grant program can be arranged by contacting Dennis Wiggins at 515-725-0311 or  

Those eligible to receive grant funds from ODCP include state and local units of government, Indian tribes, faith based organizations and nonprofit entities.  Iowa faith based and nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive grant funding, but application must be made through a state or local unit of government.  

A total of $350,000 in funding is available through this RFP.  Grant awards will be made on a merit basis through a competitive application and review process.  The ODCP has not predetermined the number of projects to be funded nor has it established a high or low range for funding requests.  

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