ATTENTION! Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 JAG Application Guidance and/or Allocations are not yet available. Please check the FUNDING & AVAILABILITY tab at the bottom of this page for updated information.
Overview: The JAG Program, administered by BJA and authorized under Public Law 109-162 (see page 136), is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives. Read about Officer Edward R. Byrne.
Learn about the JAG Program by reading the JAG Fact Sheet.
Learn about the JAG Formula: All JAG allocations (eligibility information) are calculated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) based on the statutory JAG formula and displayed on BJA's JAG web page each fiscal year (FY). Refer to the JAG Technical Report for a detailed step-by-step breakdown of the JAG award calculation process.
Read the JAG Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Review the current JAG Reporting Requirements: JAG recipients are required to submit quarterly accountability metrics reports, quarterly Financial Status Reports (SF-425s), and an annual programmatic report.
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.
UPDATED! JAG Project Identifiers
Visit the JAG Showcase: The JAG Showcase was designed to identify and highlight JAG projects that have demonstrated success or shown promise in reducing crime and positively impacting communities. BJA has now expanded the concept of the JAG Showcase to other BJA grant programs and created a new BJA Success Story web page. This new web page will be a valuable resource for states, localities, territories, tribes, and criminal justice professionals who seek to identify and learn about JAG and other successful BJA-funded projects linked to innovation, crime reduction, evidence-based practices, etc.
If you have a JAG Success Story you would like to submit, sign in to your My BJA account to access the Success Story Submission form. If you do not have a My BJA account, please Register. Once you register, one of the available areas on your My BJA page will be "My Success Stories." Within this box, you will see an option to add a Success Story.
Once reviewed and approved by BJA, all success stories will appear on the new BJA Success Story web page.