Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Posted: August 8, 2019

Deadline: August 23, 2019

Grantor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence.

JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under this FY 2019 solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including any one or more of the following:
  • Law enforcement programs
  • Prosecution and court programs
  • Prevention and education programs
  • Corrections and community corrections programs
  • Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
  • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
  • Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs.
Only units of local government may apply under this solicitation. By law, for purposes of the JAG Program, the term “unit of local government” includes a town, township, village, parish, city, county, borough, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state; or, it may be a federally recognized Indian tribal government that performs law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). A unit of local government also may be any law enforcement district or judicial enforcement district established under applicable state law with authority to independently establish a budget and impose taxes.

Program Contact
Applicants may contact the NCJRS Response Center.
Phone: (800) 851–3420
Email: grants@ncjrs.gov

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