Justice Assistance Grants Program – Now Accepting Applications

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is soliciting local government applications for FY 2015 funding. The program which is housed in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is intended to assist state, local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. There is $255.7 million in grant funds available for state and local governments. Applications are due June 26, 2015.

-40% of the designated funding is allocated directly to local units of government by Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and is immediately available to jurisdictions already identified. The June 26th deadline applies to this section of the funding.

-60% of the funding is allocated to the states, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories as a direct award from BJA. Of this percentage, an additional amount (variable pass-through) is required to be distributed by the states to local units of government within their state through a sub-grant award process. (A separate state solicitation has previously been issued by BJA with a deadline of June 16, 2015. Pass-through deadlines will be determined separately by each state.) $255.7 million is the total for both state and local awards.

-No match is required by BJA for this grant program. However, states typically have a match requirement for the variable pass-through sub-grant funds they provide to Local governments.

For more information or to apply:

Grant Overview

Solicitation for Applications

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