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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Law Enforcement Agencies for
School Safety, Re-Entry Programs, and to Address the Opioid Crisis

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North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Governor's Crime Commission

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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, state and local law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and tribes for training, equipment, school safety, and re-entry programs, and to address the opioid addiction problem. Funding is intended to support a wide range of programs that will improve the local criminal justice system, enhance public safety, and promote the quality of life for local residents.

Funding is available in the following Priorities:

1. Equipment and Training Grants Focused on School Safety. Law Enforcement agencies may apply for either equipment or training needs. A higher priority will be given to those applicants who emphasize enhancing school safety including purchases to prevent and respond to school shootings. The purpose of these requests will be to enhance a subrecipient’s ability to achieve the recommendations that were listed out in the Special Committee on School Shootings final report. For more details, see

2. Non-Residential Re-Entry Programs: Non-Residential Reentry Priority should focus on increasing the capacity of community-based reentry and transition efforts, especially in those areas where local reentry councils are operational or in the planning stages to become local reentry councils. Specifically, addressing employment, transportation, higher education, and the resolution of legal obligations are critical to successful reentry. For more details, see

3. Opioid Addiction Programs. The Criminal Justice Improvement Committee will be soliciting for applications to work on the opioid abuse and addiction problem in the State of North Carolina. Applicant must present a strong and thorough application that will show how this project will help decrease the rate of opioid addiction cases in the stated area or locality. For more details, see

4. Statewide Training: The Criminal Justice Improvement Committee will be accepting applications for state agencies, local agencies, and non-profits to apply for Statewide Training projects that will emphasizes law enforcement needs, school safety needs, opioid reduction needs, and reentry needs. Non-profits who apply must show and prove a prior successful track record in their training curriculums.

5. Statewide Opioid Projects: The Criminal Justice Improvement Committee will be accepting applications from state agencies to apply for projects that will address the opioid crisis. These projects will address drug prevention, detection and destruction to help the opioid crisis from growing.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186236

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Local Law Enforcement Block Grant: Minimum $10,000 - Maximum $50,000
-Re-Entry Initiatives; $250,000 per year
-Opioid Initiative: $250,000 per year
-Statewide Training: No Cap
-Statewide Opioid Project: No Cap

Term of Contract:

Subrecipient awards are for one or two years for the period: 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020 or 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2021.

Up to two years of funding can be requested for the Non-Residential Re-Entry and Opioid Addiction Programs. All other programs are for one year of funding only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities in North Carolina, which are law enforcement agencies and/or support law enforcement agencies, are eligible to apply:
- Local law enforcement
- State government agencies
- State law enforcement
- Nonprofit organizations

The JAG program supports states, tribes, and local governments.

Eligibility per Program Priority:
- Equipment and Training Grants Focused on School Safety: Grant funding under this priority is only available to local law enforcement agencies.
- Non-Residential Re-Entry Programs and Opioid Addicition Programs: Grants in this priority are available to local law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, and local government agencies. Collaborative projects are encouraged.
- Statewide Training: state agencies, local agencies, and non-profits may apply.
- Statewide Opioid Projects: only state agencies may apply.

Restrictions (Equipment):
-No unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) or drones can be requested.
- Vehicle purchases for any type of vehicle (all-terrain vehicle, four wheeler, gator, and/or trailers) that requires North Carolina DMV registration are not allowed.
- Maintenance or rental/leases are not allowed.

Unallowable costs:
- Lobbying
- Audit Costs
- Property Insurance
- Personal Telephone/Fax/Cell phone
- Food/Beverage

With limited exceptions, the regulations prohibit the inclusion of inherently religious activities (such as worship, religious instruction, or proselytization) in the specific programs or services that are being funded.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Applicants may submit no more than one (1) application per program priority.

An agency must note in their application if they are requesting funding in a program priority area in which they already have an open grant.

Funds are paid on a reimbursable basis. Agencies may elect to receive reimbursement of funds for this grant program no more frequently than a monthly 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:

Navin Puri, Lead Planner

Keyon Ashe, Criminal Justice Planner

Governor’s Crime Commission (GCC)
1201 Front Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 733-4564

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USA: North Carolina