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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Grants to Nevada Government Agencies
and Tribes for Crime Prevention Efforts

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nevada State Department of Public Safety (DPS) - Office of Criminal Justice Assistance (OCJA)

Conf. Date:

08/20/21

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Nevada government agencies and tribes for a range of initiatives to reduce drug trafficking and violent crime. Applicants are advised that required registrations can take several weeks. Funding is intended to strengthen the criminal justice system by providing additional resources and facilitating inter-agency communication.

OCJA’s mission is to assist stakeholders with funding to facilitate criminal justice solutions designed to reduce drug and violent crime for safer Nevada communities. With the FY21 JAG funding OCJA intends to provide JAG grant resources to projects with a high probability of improving the performance of the criminal justice system and increase Nevada’s capacity to prevent and reduce violent crime, illegal drug sales and distribution, gang activity and human trafficking. Projects funded with the JAG program will enhance the rule of law by strengthening court programs, prosecution, defense, reentry programs, and system improvements for criminal justice with technology across the state. OCJA proposes to use JAG grant funds for those projects that address issues most critical to Nevada’s criminal justice system. 

JAG funds awarded under this FY 2021 solicitation may be used to:

  • Support multijurisdictional task force programs that integrate Federal, State, and local drug law enforcement agencies and prosecutors for the purpose of enhancing interagency coordination, intelligence, and facilitating multijurisdictional investigations;
  • Programs designed to target the domestic sources of controlled and illegal substances, such as precursor chemicals, diverted pharmaceuticals, clandestine laboratories, and cannabis cultivations and to remove any hazardous substance or pollutant or contaminant associated with the illegal manufacture of amphetamine or methamphetamine;
  • Purchase fentanyl detection equipment and training for law enforcement safety, as well as naloxone distribution.
  • Purchase drug detection canines to combat the rise of drug trafficking, including that of methamphetamines.
  • Improving the operational effectiveness of the court process, by expanding prosecutorial, defender and judicial resources, and implementing court delay reduction programs; 

Allowable Expenses: 

  • Project personnel salaries and benefits, including overtime pay.
  • Equipment necessary for implementation of the program.
  • Building rental.
  • Project personnel travel/training.
  • Audits.
  • Supplies and operating expenses directly related to project operation.
  • Professional services (including contractors and consultants). Costs must fall within federally approved policy - $650.00 per day or $81.25 per hour.
  • Tips for Rideshare or Taxi with receipt.

For additional information on permissible use of funds, see Application, in Supporting Documents, below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179975

Term of Contract:

The project period will be January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant provides funds to state and local units of government and tribes in an effort to prevent and reduce crime and to improve the criminal justice system within Nevada.

OCJA, as the SAA, can award to private nonprofit neighborhood or community-based organizations with a waiver if the agency is administering: a criminal justice project that would benefit the entire State, or local jurisdiction, or a private nonprofit that is in partnership with a local law enforcement agency to provide criminal justice services to designated "units of local government".

Nonprofit agencies require a waiver; therefore, please contact OCJA.

Unallowable Expenses
- Any expenditure not directly related to the program.
- Badges and personal items necessary for any job related duties, i.e., side arms, identification badges, etc.
- Bar charges/alcoholic beverages.
- Bonuses, commissions, gifts and incentives.
- Bomb pay.
- Business cards.
- Car wash.
- Construction.
- Conference rooms.
- Costs incurred before the project start date or after the expiration of the project period.
- Entertainment.
- Food and beverages.
- Expense of organized fund-raising.
- Fines and penalties.
- Home office workspace and related utilities.
- Indirect costs unless there is proof of certification by the lead consignant agency
- Military type equipment
- Land/building acquisitions.
- Late charges.
- Lobbying, political contributions, and legislative liaison activities.
- Membership Dues and Professional Fees.
- Newspaper subscriptions.
- Promotional items.
- Professional License fee or renewals required as a condition of the job.
- Rental cars – unless previously justified and preapproved by OCJA.
- Sporting events.
- State and local sales taxes.
- Tips on per diem.
- Honoraria.
- Corporate Formation.
- Compensation for Federal Employees.
- Passport charges.
- UAV - Drones

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must provide a DUNS number and be registered in SAM. If your agency does not have a DUNS number, and /or is not currently registered in SAM, begin these processes now. The process for the SAM registration can take several weeks.

The grant application deadline is Friday, September 10, 2021, by 5:00 PM.

OCJA grants and programs are reimbursement funded only.

Contact Information:

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

Submit an electronic version (PDF/Word/Excel) to ocja@dps.state.nv.us

Victoria Hauan, Administrator
(775) 687-1501
vehauan@dps.state.nv.us

Rebecca Gray, Grants & Project Analyst
1033 State Coordinator & 1122 Coordinator
(775) 687-1504
rebecca.gray@dps.state.nv.us

Rebecca Barnett, Grants & Projects Analyst
(775) 687-1505
rbarnett@dps.state.nv.us

Office of Criminal Justice Assistance
1535 Old Hot Springs Rd #10
Carson City NV 89706

(775) 687-1500
ocja@dps.state.nv.us

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