Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Program
B - Could fund technology as a primary component of the budget, if the agency receiving the grant chooses to use it for that purpose.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems for criminal justice that will improve or enhance such areas as:
- 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).
JAG funds may also be used to address key statutory requirements that may not be otherwise funded, including requirements from the state and federal level, such as addressing limited English proficiency requirements and other similar mandates. Bulletproof vests can be funded through two BJA-administered programs: the JAG Program and the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program.
History of Funding
The FY2011 JAG allocations: https://www.bja.gov/programs/jag/11jagallocations.htmlhttps://www.bja.gov/programs/jag/11jagallocations.html
No JAG funds may be expended outside of JAG purpose areas. Even within these purpose areas, however, JAG funds cannot be used directly or indirectly for security enhancements or equipment for nongovernmental entities not engaged in criminal justice or public safety. Nor may JAG funds be used directly or indirectly to provide for any of the following matters unless BJA certifies that extraordinary and exigent circumstances exist, making them essential to the maintenance of public safety and good order:
- Vehicles (excluding police cruisers), vessels (excluding police boats), or aircraft (excluding police helicopters);
- Luxury items;
- Real estate;
- Construction projects (other than penal or correctional institutions); and
- Any similar matters.
Applicants are limited to units of local government appearing on the FY 2012 JAG Allocations List. To view this list, go to www.bja.gov/programs/jag/12jagallocations.html. For JAG program purposes, a unit of local government is: a town, township, village, parish, city, county, borough, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state; or, it may also be a federally recognized Indian tribe that performs law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Otherwise a unit of local government 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. In Louisiana, a unit of local government means a district attorney or parish sheriff. In the District of Columbia or any United States Trust Territory, a unit of local government is any agency of the District of Columbia or federal government performing law enforcement functions for the District of Columbia or Trust Territories of the United States.
Applicants must register in OJP’s Grants Management System (GMS) prior to submitting application for this funding opportunity. All registrations and applications are due by 8:00 p.m. eastern time on May 14, 2012.
FY2012 Allocations: https://www.bja.gov/programs/jag/12jagallocations.html. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. While match is not required with the JAG Program, match is as an effective strategy for states and units of local government to expand justice funds and build buy-in for local criminal justice initiatives. If an applicant proposes a voluntary match amount, the match amount incorporated into the OJP-approved budget becomes mandatory and subject to audit.
Recent FUNDED Articles
You have not selected any grants to Add
Please select at least one grant to continue.
The selected grant has been added to your
One of the benefits of purchasing an UPstream™ subscription
generating professional research reports in Microsoft® Word or Adobe® PDF
Generating research reports allows you to capture all the grant data as
well as a nice set of instructions on how to read these reports
Watchlists and Grant Progress
With an UPstream™
you can add grants to your
own personal Watchlist. By adding grants to your watchlist, you will
receive emails about updates to your grants, be able to track your
grant's progress from watching to awards, and can easily manage any
step in the process through simplified workflows.
Email this Grant
With an UPstream™
, you can email grant details, a research report,
and relevant links to yourself or others so that you never lose your
details again. Emailing grants is a great way to keep a copy of the
current details so that when you are ready to start seeking funding
you already know where to go