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Federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Grants to Kansas Nonprofits, Faith-Based, Agencies, and
Indian Tribes for Criminal Justice Improvement Programs

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Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (KCJCC)

Deadline Date:

10/02/18 11:59 PM


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Grants to Kansas nonprofits, faith-based organizations, Native American Tribes, and units of state and local government for projects that will enhance the state's criminal justice program. Funding is intended to be used for one of the following purpose areas: systems of law enforcement, the courts, prevention and education, and drug treatment.

The KCJCC’s goals are to 1) reduce recidivism, 2) improve law enforcement technology and officer safety, 3)
improve victim services, and 4) improve information technology/the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System.

JAG funds are intended to support the following purpose areas. Applicants must request funds for use in one or more of the following seven purpose 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
- Crime victim and witness programs
- Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams

Due to the federal-level delay of JAG awards to the States throughout the previous 14 months, the KCJCC was unable to make awards to applicants during the FY 2018 grant cycle. Therefore, for those agencies whose FY 2018 proposal was in a pending status as of August 1, 2018, the KCJCC makes a commitment to prioritize consideration of any FY 2019 applications submitted for the same project. Funding priority will also be given to local units of government who are not eligible to apply directly to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for JAG funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174646

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Term of Contract:

Grant projects funded by this grant program shall be for a period of 12 months from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Entities eligible for JAG grant awards include units of state and local government, Native American Tribes, and nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations.

JAG grant funds shall not be used to purchase:
- Vehicles (including unmanned aerial vehicles)
- Drug dogs
- Land acquisition
- Luxury items
- Construction projects
- Infrastructure investments
- Tanks or armored vehicles
- Limousines
- Vessels
- Aircraft (including unmanned aircraft)
- Fixed-winged aircraft
- Real estate
- Costs to support any casino or other gambling establishment
- Aquariums
- Zoos
- Golf courses
- Swimming pools

The use of grant funds is prohibited for grant projects that offer a low probability of improving criminal justice services or decreasing crime as determined by fiscal and grant project compliance reviews.

The KCJCC has determined that the following limitations will apply

- Per Department of Justice rules, no JAG funding can be used to purchase food and/or beverages for any meeting, conference, training, or other event. No food and/or beverages can be purchased with other funds that would constitute program income for a federal grant award. Exceptions to the restriction may be made only in cases where such sustenance is not otherwise available (i.e. extremely remote areas), or where a special presentation at a conference requires a plenary address where there is no other time for sustenance to be obtained. Such an exception would require prior written approval from the KGGP. This restriction does not apply to water provided at no cost, but does apply to any and all other refreshments, regardless of the size or nature of the meeting. Additionally, this restriction does not impact direct payment of per diem amounts to individuals in a travel status under the applicant’s travel policy. Department of Justice and Office of Justice Programs (OJP) guidance on food and beverage, conference planning, minimization of costs, and conference cost reporting is accessible on the OJP web site.

- JAG funds used for fringe benefit costs shall not exceed the proportion of personnel costs
supported by JAG funds.

- Supplies must be itemized and essential. All miscellaneous supplies will be denied.

- Costs incurred in applying for, administering, or auditing the grant are not allowed.

- Funds cannot be used for lobbying, fundraising, board development, or research projects.

- JAG funds may not be expended outside of the JAG purpose areas. Funds may not be used directly or indirectly for security enhancements or equipment for non-governmental entities not engaged in criminal justice or public safety.

- JAG funds shall not be used for out-of-state travel.

- JAG funds shall not be used to reimburse in-state mileage expenses in excess of the applicant’s approved policy rate or the current federal rate, whichever is lower. If the applicant chooses to reimburse at a rate in excess of this amount, per its agency policy, the applicant should be aware that no grant funds administered by the KGGP may be used to make up the difference.

- JAG funds shall not be used for security enhancements or any equipment to any nongovernmental entity that is not engaged in criminal justice or public safety.

Pre-Application Information:

All grant applications must be submitted via the Governor’s Grant Portal by 11:59 p.m. October 2, 2018. Applicants shall plan accordingly for decisions to be made by or around November 1, 2018.

Applicants should review the Kansas Statewide Strategic Plan (PDF attached) in its entirety and consider how the proposed JAG project fits into the described KCJCC priorities. Applications that clearly support the objectives of the Strategy will take precedence to the extent feasible when subgrant awards are determined.

For the 2019 JAG application, match is not required. However, applicants should note that it is the desire of the KCJCC to optimize sustainability. The KCJCC will give preference to applicants that can demonstrate a commitment from local and regional partners and communities. The applicant should describe monetary participation and assistance with project implementation in the Grant Project Collaboration section of the Project Narrative. Favorable consideration will be given to projects that maximize resources.

Additionally, applicants should note that JAG funds may not be used as any part of the match requirement for another program.

How to apply:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

If you have any questions about navigating the Grant Portal website, please contact the Governor’s Grants Program office at 785-291-3205 and ask for Kim Gerety or Lori Jensen.

For technical questions, please contact the Help Center, open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at or 800-452-6727.

Kansas Governor's Grants Program
900 SW Jackson Street
Landon State Office Building, Room 304 North
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Telephone: 785-291-3205
Fax: 785-291-3204

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