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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG): Technology Enhancement Projects (Michigan)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Michigan State Police


    The intent of this program area is to assist local communities to improve or maintain local criminal justice efforts to effectively address crime.  Projects must demonstrate increased efficiency, safety, and cost effectiveness.  Projects involving multiple criminal justice agencies are encouraged and will receive priority.

    FY 2017 Goal: Increase safety, productivity, communication, and efficiency for the criminal justice system and the service community
    • Objectives: Time reductions to increase resource allocation; increase operational efficiency for system users; increase community safety.
    • Activities: Develop a plan based on time studies, need, cost comparisons, cost savings, increased reliability, and longevity.
    Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to: 
    • Digital mapping/global positioning,
    • Interoperability,
    • Cyber-crime,
    • Identity theft,
    • Predictive analysis,
    • Collection and preservation of evidence,
    • Live scan portable fingerprint scanners,
    • Application and program integration to assist with records management,
    • Reporting systems,
    • Use of video,
    • Safety enhancements,
    • Portable alarms,
    • Accident and crime scene reconstruction technology,
    • Electronic ticket and crash reporting system, 
    • Computer aided dispatch

    History of Funding

    Previously funded projects for all JAG programs can be viewed at:,4643,7-123-72297_34040_34043_54578-32054--,00.html.

    Additional Information

    Unallowable expenses (unless pre-authorized) include: 
    • All travel including first class or out-of-state travel.
    • Any administrative costs not directly related to the administration of this grant award.
    • Any expenses incurred prior to the date of the contract.
    • Compensation to federal employees for travel or consulting fees.
    • Construction costs and/or renovation (including remodeling).
    • Contributions and donations.
    • Costs in applying for this grant (e.g., consultants, grant writers, etc.).
    • Expert witness fees.
    • Fines and penalties.
    • Food, refreshments, and snacks.
    • Fundraising and any salaries or expenses associated with it.
    • Honorariums.
    • Indirect costs rates or indirect administrative expenses (only direct costs permitted).
    • Informant fees, rewards, or buy money.
    • K9 dogs and horses.
    • Legal fees.
    • Livescan devices for applicant prints, including any related supplies.
    • Lobbying or advocacy for particular legislative or administrative reform.
    • Losses from uncollectible bad debts.
    • Management or administrative training, conferences.
    • Management studies or research and development.
    • Memberships and agency dues, unless a specific requirement of the project.
    • Military type equipment such as armored vehicles, explosive devices, and other items typically associated with the military arsenal.
    • One-time events, prizes, entertainment.
    • Personnel, including law enforcement officers, not connected to the project for which you are applying.
    • Promotional items.
    • Purchase of land.
    • Purchase of vehicles, vessels, or aircraft.
    • Service contracts and training beyond the expiration of the grant award.
    • Weapons, including tasers.


    Leslie Wagner

    Leslie Wagner
    Grants and Community Services Division
    333 S. Grand Ave. P.O. Box 30634
    Lansing, MI 48909-0634
    (517) 284-3214

    Brian Peacock

    Brian Peacock
    Grants and Community Services Division
    333 S. Grand Ave. P.O. Box 30634
    Lansing, MI 48909-0634
    (517) 284-3212

  • Eligibility Details

    Local police, prosecutors, courts and corrections agencies located in Michigan are eligible to apply.  Eligibility is restricted to jurisdictions in Michigan that did not qualify for a local allocation under the FY 2016 Byrne JAG program from the Department of Justice.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by July 21, 2017.  Similar deadlines are anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Awards range from $5,000 to $15,000.  Cost sharing/matching is not required.


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