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BJA FY23 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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Funding Category
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,082,365)

The Maine Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the State Administering Agency (SAA) for the funds and has received JAG funding since 1995, and those funds are passed through to local units of government and state agencies. JAG grants are awarded by the Maine Justice Assistance Council (JAC). The JAC is composed of individuals from the state, local, and federal government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Maine’s FY 23 JAG funds will be used to enhance law enforcement efforts to effectively and efficiently support criminal justice initiatives at the state level by supporting the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA); enhance local law enforcement efforts by distributing JAG funding to Ineligible Local Governments using non-competitive grant funding based on the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) allocations; and to administer the grants.

Date Created: September 22, 2023