The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible states as described in this FY 2020 JAG Program State Solicitation. A separate solicitation will be issued for applications from units of local government.
In general, JAG funds awarded to a state under the FY 2020 program may be used to hire additional personnel and/or purchase equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice.
Additionally, JAG funds awarded to a state under this FY 2020 solicitation may be used to enforce state and local laws that establish offenses similar to offenses established in 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. and/or to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, with emphasis on violent crime and serious offenders, by providing additional personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for the more widespread apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of persons who violate these laws and to assist the victims of such crimes (other than compensation).
View the solicitation and see the JAG resource page for additional details about the opportunity.
Number of Awards: 56
Total Amount Awarded: $162,808,962
Solicitation changed to reflect a new due date of May 29, 2020. A revision was also made to the Statutory Authority section of the solicitation.