Foundation / Corporation
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Grants to USA and Territories state governments for activities to reduce violence and crime. Applicants must assure that all required registrations are completed prior to applying. Funding may be used for supplies and equipment, technical assistance, training, personnel, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government.
Additionally, JAG funds awarded to a state under this FY 2020 solicitation may be used to enforce state and local laws that establish offenses similar to offenses established in 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. and/or to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, with emphasis on violent crime and serious offenders, by providing additional personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for the more widespread apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of persons who violate these laws and to assist the victims of such crimes (other than compensation).
Note that the statute defines “criminal justice” as “activities pertaining to crime prevention, control, or reduction, or the enforcement of the criminal law, including, but not limited to, police efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime or to apprehend criminals, including juveniles, activities of courts having criminal jurisdiction, and related agencies (including but not limited to prosecutorial and defender services, juvenile delinquency agencies and pretrial service or release agencies), activities of corrections, probation, or parole authorities and related agencies assisting in the rehabilitation, supervision, and care of criminal offenders, and programs relating to the prevention, control, or reduction of narcotic addiction and juvenile delinquency.”
BJA recognizes that many state and local criminal justice systems currently face challenging fiscal environments and that an important, cost-effective way to relieve those pressures is to share or leverage resources through cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement. BJA intends to focus much of its work on addressing violent crime, enforcing firearms laws, officer safety and wellness, and fentanyl detection. BJA encourages each state recipient of an FY 2020 JAG award to join federal law enforcement agencies across the board in addressing these challenges.
GrantWatch ID#: 188632
Period of performance start date October 1, 2019
Period of performance duration 4 years
Recipients have the option to request a one-time, up to 12-month extension.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
GMS system: https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/
For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, applicants may contact the NCJRS Response Center by telephone at 1–800–851–3420; via TTY at 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only); by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to 301–240–5830; or by web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.
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