Federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government
Opportunity ID BJA-2020-17276
Grant Deadline: Aug. 19, 2020
Additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, 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. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible units of local government as described in this FY 2020 JAG Program Local Solicitation (a separate solicitation was issued for states).
What this grant does for your agency
In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under this FY 2020 solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including any one or more of the following:
- Law enforcement programs
- Prosecution and court programs
- Prevention and education programs
- Corrections and community corrections programs
- Drug treatment and enforcement programs
- Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
- Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
- Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams
- Additionally, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government 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).
Agencies awarded the BJA Law Enforcement Training & Technical Assistance Response Center receive grants toward the types of programs above.
Applicants with eligible allocation amounts of less than $25,000 will apply to Category 1. Applicants with eligible allocation amounts of $25,000 or more will apply to Category
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines.
About the BJA
BJA helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation’s criminal justice system: Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization. More
Grant applications are due no later than Aug. 19, 2020.