The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, crime victim and witness initiatives, and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems that will improve or enhance such areas as:
In FY 2022, BJA will be focusing nationally on the following priority areas:
JAG funds awarded under this FY 2022 solicitation may be used to:
The USDOJ provides additional guidance for applicants interested in funding for the following purchases:
The following items are prohibited expenditures:
Applicants are limited to those units of local government appearing on the FY 2022 Allocation list: https://bja.ojp.gov/program/jag/fy-2022-allocations. Additional law enforcement agencies, public entities, and non-profit organizations may apply to these applicants for sub-grants.
Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html by August 3, 2022 8:59 PM.
Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants at https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/ by August 8, 2022 8:59 PM.
Up to $92,888,141 million is available in 2022 for direct allocations to eligible applicants. A list of allocations may be viewed at: https://bja.ojp.gov/program/jag/fy-2022-allocations. Additional law enforcement agencies, public entities, and non-profit organizations not on this list may apply to these applicants for sub-grants.
Cost sharing/matching is not required. Project periods will vary based on size of award. Allocation Amounts of Less than $25,000 will extend 2 years in length. Allocation Amounts of $25,000 or more will extend 4 years in length.