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BJS JAG Report Released

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released "Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014," which describes steps used in the JAG formula calculation process to determine award amounts for states, local governments, and territories. The report presents summary results of the FY 2014 allocation amounts.


Tracking Devices for Vulnerable Populations

GPS trackers for vulnerable populations can be purchased through existing JAG Program funding that has already been made available to 56 states and territories and over 1,100 local jurisdictions across the country. In FY 2014, DOJ awarded almost $280 million in JAG funding. Because BJA does not have a dedicated grant program for this equipment, potential applicants for this funding must work through their State Administering Agency and/or local police department to determine if funding is available within existing resources.


New Toolkits for SAAs!

The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), in partnership with the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and BJA, has produced the first two toolkits in a series promoting the use of evidence-based practices in State Administering Agencies (SAAs). "An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices" and "Implementing Evidence-Based Practices" are now available online.


New! Revised JAG Performance Measures Released!

Learn about the new JAG Performance Measures, which apply to FY 2015 grantees and beyond. They are more user friendly, easier to complete, and encourage success through evidence-based practices that benefit the full spectrum of criminal justice agencies and organizations. 


NEW! Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Certification Requirement and 5% Reduction

NEW! Review the UPDATED JAG Variable Pass-through information VPT: State Administering Agencies (SAA) are required to use this updated VPT data in the administration of FY 2014 and all future JAG awards.

JAG Project Identifiers

NEW! JAG Law Enforcement Grantee Activity Report Released : BJA has released the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Grant Activity Report: Law Enforcement Report, April 2012-March 2013. This report focuses on JAG grantee activities that are funded by the 64 percent of FYs 2009-2012 JAG funds allocated to the law enforcement program area. The law enforcement program area covers a broad range of activities that help to prevent or control crime, including supporting law enforcement programs, task forces, new personnel, and equipment purchases.

NEW! Revised JAG Accountability Measures

Note: Although JAG grantees and subgrantees are required to report on quarterly accountability measures through BJA’s Performance Measurement Tool (PMT), those reports are intended to promote greater transparency about the use of JAG funds and do not determine the amount of JAG funds allocated to a state and/or localities.

UPDATED! Body Armor Mandatory Wear Certification

New Safety Equipment Testing and Standards Information NOW AVAILABLE
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released two new documents related to testing and standards for public safety equipment, which can be purchased with JAG funds. Click on the links to access the Public Safety Bomb Suit Certification Program Requirements (NIJ CR-0117.00) and Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard (NIJ Standard-0117.00).

Funding information for previous years can be found in the Archives section.

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GMS Questions: Grants Management System (GMS) On-line Training Tool or 1-888-549-9901 Option #3

GMS Questions: http://ojp.gov/training/gmstraining.htm

Financial Management Training Seminars Dates and Times: http://ojp.gov/training/fmts.htm

Review the current JAG Reporting Requirements: JAG recipients are required to submit quarterly accountability metrics reports, quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF-425s), and an annual programmatic report.

PMT Reporting: The latest webinar slides on performance reporting and the JAG accountability measures can be found here.

FFATA: For guidance, view the Implementing the Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act (FFATA) and Using the FFATA Sub-award Reporting System (FSRS) webinar or contact the Federal Service Desk (FSD).

NCJA: All published webinars (JAG and non-JAG) can be found here.

BJA Programs State Policy Advisors
About/Contacts/ProgramsOffice.html

State Administering Agencies (SAA)
http://www.ojp.gov/saa/index.htm

National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
E-mail: info@ncja.org
http://www.ncja.org/contact

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Financial Questions
800-458-0786
E-mail: ask.ocfo@usdoj.gov

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Technical Assistance
202-514-2024

Grants Management System (GMS) Questions
1-888-549-9901
E-mail: GMS.HelpDesk@usdoj.gov

Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fact Sheet, The JAG Program, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions.
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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014, Bureau of Justice Statistics, August 2014. This BJS Technical Report describes the steps in the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award calculation process and presents summary results of the 2014 JAG formula calculations.
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The Impact of the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program: How Byrne JAG is Changing the Criminal Justice System, National Criminal Justice Association, October 2013. This report highlights the work done in the states to affect real and lasting change in their criminal justice systems.
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Grant Activity Report: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program April 2012-March 2013 , This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the April 2012–March 2013 reporting period.
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Program Performance Report: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, April 2011-March 2012, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the April 2011–March 2012 reporting period.
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Program Performance Report: Recovery (ARRA) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, April 2011-March 2012, This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA JAG program for the April 2011-March 2012 reporting period.
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Quarterly Performance Update: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, January-December 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the January-December 2011 reporting period.
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Quarterly Performance Update: Recovery (ARRA) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, January-December 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA JAG program for the January-December 2011 reporting period.
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Performance Update: Recovery (ARRA) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, July 2010-June 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the ARRA JAG program for the July 2010-June 2011 reporting period.
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Program Performance Report: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, July 2010-June 2011, This report highlights activities funded by the JAG program for the January-June 2011 reporting period.
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FY 2014 JAG Information:
FY 2014 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2014 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2014 JAG State and Local Awards

FY 2013 JAG Information:
FY 2013 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2013 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2013 JAG State and Local Awards

FY 2012 JAG Information:
FY 2012 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2012 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2012 JAG State and Local Awards

FY 2011 JAG Information:
FY 2011 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2011 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2011 JAG State and Local Awards

FY 2010 JAG Information:
FY 2010 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2010 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2010 JAG State and Local Awards

FY 2009 JAG Information:
FY 2009 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2009 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2009 JAG State and Local Awards

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Solicitations JAG Information:
FY 2009 ARRA State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2009 ARRA State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2009 ARRA State and Local Awards
FY 2010 ARRA JAG Local Awards

FY 2008 JAG Information:
FY 2008 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2008 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2008 JAG State and Local Awards

FY 2007 JAG Information:
FY 2007 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2007 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2007 JAG State and Local Awards

FY 2006 JAG Information:
FY 2006 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2006 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2006 JAG State and Local Awards

FY 2005 JAG Information:
FY 2005 JAG State and Local Solicitations (Application Guidance)
FY 2005 JAG State and Local Allocations (Eligibility Information)
FY 2005 JAG State and Local Awards


Announcement:

AG Remarks at IACP Conference

Read the remarks from Attorney General Eric Holder at the 121st Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference, during which he announced an online naloxone toolkit to help law enforcement respond to drug overdose emergencies, discussed the JAG Program, and talked about the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program.


AG Highlights BJA Programs at NACo

On March 4, 2013, Attorney General Holder highlighted BJA’s JAG, Justice Reinvestment, and Second Chance programs at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference.


Funding:

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2015 State Solicitation
Application Deadline: 06/30/2015, 08:00 PM
The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions and supports 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.
Solicitation  FAQs


Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2015 Local Solicitation
Application Deadline: 06/26/2015, 08:00 PM
The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions and supports 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.
Solicitation  FAQs


Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2014 Local Solicitation
Application Deadline: 06/10/2014, 08:00 PM
The JAG Program assists state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence.
Solicitation  FAQs  Allocations


Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2014 State Solicitation
Application Deadline: 06/03/2014, 08:00 PM
The JAG Program assists state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence.
Solicitation  FAQs  Prelim Allocations

 

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