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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Grants to Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies for
Programs, Equipment and Technology, and Training

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Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Deadline Date:

11/09/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to Virginia local, state and campus law enforcement agencies for new equipment and technology purchases, staff training and support, and public safety programs and services. Funding is intended to improve the functioning and efficiency of recipient agencies.

Targeted Funding Areas

1. Law Equipment and Technology

Law Enforcement Equipment
Due to budget constraints faced by localities throughout the Commonwealth, many law enforcement agencies lack the resources to purchase the equipment necessary to confront their ever-changing needs. Applications are invited to fund the purchase of law enforcement related equipment that improves or enhances the delivery of daily law enforcement services to the community and/or ensures the safety of citizens and officers. Projects should seek to provide, upgrade, and/or update equipment that would assist in increasing capacity and efficiency within the agency.

Crime Analysis Technology and Equipment
The effective response to crime and disorder problems by law enforcement relies on the collection, analysis and distribution of actionable information. Applications are invited to fund the purchase or development of proven analysis technology and supporting equipment to address violent crime, drug abuse, violent extremism and domestic terrorism. Other possible projects funded in this category could include, but are not limited to: enhanced
surveillance equipment, crime scene investigation and forensic examination software, software upgrades that enhance opioid incident reporting and mapping, and other related technology and equipment.

2. Law Enforcement Training
To increase training opportunities for law enforcement staff, applications are invited to fund the purchase, development or facilitation of general law enforcement related training courses that improves or enhances the daily law enforcement services to the community and/or ensures the safety of the citizens and the agency. Projects should seek to provide research based, up to date and relevant training, facilitated by qualified individuals.

3. Law Enforcement Staff

Officer Wellness
To address the growing challenges of law enforcement officer wellness, applications are invited to fund the development and delivery of services to assist law enforcement staff to effectively address crisis situations and the stressors of the law enforcement profession.

Law Enforcement Staff Recruitment and Retention
To address the difficulty that many law enforcement agencies are experiencing in recruiting qualified individuals into the law enforcement profession, applications are invited to fund public outreach initiatives to assist in recruiting applicants for law enforcement jobs.

4. Other Law Enforcement Programs, Activities and Services
All localities throughout Virginia face many similar public safety and service issues, but in some instances cases there are service demands that may be unique to a particular locality or organization or to a particular region of the state. Applications are invited to fund programs or services that address: public safety in public and section-8 housing; traffic safety; workplace violence; animal abuse and cruelty; drug abuse; gangs; terrorism; or other relevant community safety and service issues.

Grant funds may be used to employ staff; contract with consultants; purchase equipment; purchase computer software and communications technology; pay for travel and training expenses; or other activities and services equipment not prohibited under Unallowable Costs in the Eligibility section below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126637

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Applications must not be for less than $5,000 and must not exceed $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants funded under this solicitation are one-time, nine-month duration grants with no matching funds required. The grant funding period is January 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2019. These grants cannot be extended and will not be eligible for continuation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are local, state and campus law enforcement agencies only.

Grant funds may not be used for: weapons, ammunition and related equipment normally and routinely provided by the locality; standard clothing and uniforms normally and routinely provided by the locality; construction or renovation; land acquisition; lobbying and political contributions; honoraria; bonuses; personal entertainment such as tickets to sporting events; personal calls; alcohol; or vehicles normally and routinely provided by the locality to others in the same roles. Grant funds cannot be used for refreshment breaks or meals at training events, meetings or conferences.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are due to DCJS by email as a single PDF file on or before Friday, 5:00 PM, November 9, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to

Patrick Harris
(804) 786-5367

Albert Stokes
(804) 786.4011

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia