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Fiscal Year 2011 Ohio JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $7,638,702)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) will use the FY 2011 JAG funds for the Ohio statewide strategic priorities and planning. OCJS has been designated by Governor John Kasich to administer the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. Ohio's Strategy/Funding Priorities OCJS designs a JAG Request for Proposal (RFP) which conveys the requirements and mission of the JAG grant program - preventing and controlling crime based upon local needs and conditions. OCJS utilizes a number of resources to inform state and local recipients of the JAG RFP. These resources included the OCJS Criminal Justice Weekly, a newsletter which is sent to law enforcement, courts, and key service providers as well as the OCJS grants calendar and current solicitation sections of the OCJS website. Additionally, after release of the RFP, OCJS hosts a Bidders Conference for potential applicants. The purpose of the Bidders Conference is to review the application requirements specific to the JAG program while providing a forum for potential grantees to ask general questions about the grant writing process. In addition to explaining the JAG requirements, during the Bidders Conference, details on how to submit an application also are explained.
As part of Ohio's JAG RFP, OCJS utilized the current purpose areas under the JAG Program: Law Enforcement; Prevention and Education; Corrections and Community Corrections; Prosecution; Court and Victim Services; Research, Evaluation.


Date Created: August 15, 2011