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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Grants to Hawaii State and Local Government Agencies
to Enhance Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

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State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General - Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division (CPJAD)

Deadline Date:

02/25/21 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Hawaii county and state government agencies for projects that enhance the criminal justice system and reduce crime. Funding is intended to support programs that address crime control and prevention; reduce drug-related crimes and juvenile offenses; and improve forensic science capabilities. Applicants are encouraged to emphasize the use of evidence-based programs and multi-agency collaboration to improve the criminal justice system in program development and implementation.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program is the primary provider of
federal criminal justice funding to State and local jurisdictions. Federal funds must be used to supplement existing funds for project activities and cannot replace or supplant nonfederal funds that have been appropriated for the same purpose.

Applications must fall under one of the authorized JAG Federal Program Areas:

  • 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
  • Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams

Applications must also fall under one of the following State Priority Areas:

  • Violent Crimes
  • Recidivism/Reentry
  • Forensic Science
  • Behavioral Health
  • Drugs, specifically:
    1. Drug Enforcement
    2. Prevention and Education
    3. Training

Applications that include in their narrative, how the project 1) is an evidence-based program; 2) incorporates multi-agency collaboration with details of what the collaboration will include; and/or 3) addresses the intersection between the criminal justice system and homelessness will receive extra points during the evaluation and scoring process.

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GrantWatch ID#: 170494

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Project budgets shall range from $40,000 to $175,000.

Term of Contract:

Applicants may apply for a maximum of 12 months of funding.

Funds are anticipated to be available starting July 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: Applicants are limited to State and County government agencies.

Projects that have received a total of 48 months of JAG funding from FY 2008 – FY 2018 awards are not eligible. The JAG funds are used to support and pilot new initiatives related to improving the criminal justice system response to crime. The Statewide Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force (SMDTF) is exempt from the 48-month cap.

Government agencies can partner with non-governmental agencies if both determine that such partnership is mutually beneficial and supports a JAG Federal Program Area and a State Priority Area. However, the applying agency, and hence the fiscal and program agent must be a government agency

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is: February 25, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. Applications must be received (not postmarked) by the above date. Late submissions will not be accepted. Fax or e-mail copies will not be accepted.

Registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) and having a DUNS Number are requirements of the Edward Byrne Memorial JAG program and hence, are mandatory requirements for all applying State and County government agencies.
- SAM:

As in past years, all applications must be submitted through the agency head – e.g., director, chief of police, prosecuting attorney, administrative director of the courts, etc. If an agency submits more than one application, the agency must rank the applications from high to low priority with “1” being the highest priority.


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:
Department of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
235 S. Beretania Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96813

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Cullen at (808) 586-1389 or at

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