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Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (BJAG)

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and Faith-Based Organizations
for Programs to Reduce Crime and Enhance Community Safety

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Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services

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Deadline Date:

09/15/21 3:00 PM


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Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and faith-based organizations for programs that enhance safety in local communities. Applicants must request a user ID prior to submitting a full application. Funding priorities include law enforcement enhancements, crime and violence reduction, and wellness, mental health, and crisis intervention programs.

The primary purpose of BJAG funding is to reduce existing gaps in service that impact violent crime, crime victims, enforcement, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation. The Office has undertaken a comprehensive, three-tier plan focused on expanded collaboration among the law enforcement, crime prevention, and victim service communities to create a safer Maryland. This program supports the following Office objectives:

  • Developing criminal justice strategies that are coordinated at the local, State, and federal level.
  • Improving victim services for Maryland residents.
  • Improving the well-being for all Maryland children and youth.
  • Maximizing the public safety returns on Maryland’s corrections spending.
  • Increasing the availability of data to support data-driven approaches to criminal justice issues in Maryland.

For information about priority areas, see the following link:

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GrantWatch ID#: 172081

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Anticipated Period of Performance: October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities in Maryland are eligible to submit one application for FY 2022
Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (BJAG) Program funding:
- Local law enforcement
- State law enforcement
- Local government agencies
- State government agencies
- Non-profit organizations
- Non-governmental victim service providers
- Faith-based and Community organizations
- Institutions of higher learning

Faith-based organizations applying for Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds do not have to lose or modify their religious identity (i.e., removing religious symbols) to be considered an eligible applicant. However, Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (BJAG) Grant funds may not be used to fund any inherently religious activity, such as prayer or worship. Inherently religious activity is permissible, although it cannot occur during an activity funded with grant funds; such religious activity must be separate (in time and/or place) from the grant funded program. Further, participation in such religious activity by individuals receiving services must be voluntary.

For a list of unallowable costs, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

Note: A NOFA Technical Assistance Call will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM on
August 27, 2021 using Google Meet.
Call in number: 1-339-674-7141
PIN: 416 798 162#
Meeting Link:

Pre-Application Information:

Online Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by 3 PM

- Deadline to Request a User ID: August 27, 2021
- NOFA Technical Assistance Call: August 27, 2021
- Deadline to Submit an Online Application: September 15, 2021
- Letters of Intent Emailed/Denial Letters Emailed: September 30, 2021
- Award Documents: October 2021
- Sub-award Start Date: October 1, 2021
- Sub-award End Date: September 30, 2022

Funds are paid on a reimbursement basis.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online through the Grants Management System:

f you need technical application assistance, please contact:
Quentin Jones, Program Manager
(410) 697-9318

Justice Schisler, Chief of Programs
(410) 697-9334

If you need assistance with program criteria or program design for Criminal Justice initiatives please contact:
Martin Hammond, Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Programs
(410) 697-9309

Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032-2022
(410) 697-9338

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