Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $3,810,542)
Massachusetts intends to utilize FFY 2023 JAG funds for specific activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system in keeping with the allowable JAG purposes and our identified JAG priorities. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR) will utilize 10% of the funding for grant administration purposes, meet the required variable pass through percentage (VPT) and less than $10,000 jurisdictions, and allocate the remaining funds towards State initiatives which will primarily benefit our state criminal justice related enforcement agencies.
All JAG funded programs support the overall goal to improve public safety and the quality of life in Massachusetts. OGR is currently managing contracts to sub-recipients which support programs that focus on youth violence prevention, smart policing, gangs, substance abuse, reentry, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, homeland security, highway safety, school safety, technology, and research. It is anticipated that JAG funding will continue to support evidence-based, innovative, and promising programs and practices statewide.