The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence.

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 under this FY 2017 JAG Program Local Solicitation.  In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under this FY2017 solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including for anyone 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; crime victim and witness initiatives (other than compensation); and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.