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. Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will award JAG Program funds to eligible units of local government as described in this FY 2023 JAG Program Local Solicitation.
BJA issued a separate solicitation for applications from states.
- Category 1: Applicants with eligible allocation amounts of less than $25,000
- Category 2: Applicants with eligible allocation amounts of $25,000 or more
- City or township governments
- County governments
- Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
- Special district governments
By law, for purposes of the JAG Program, the term “units of local government” includes a town, township, village, parish, city, county, borough, or other general-purpose political subdivision of a state; or it may be a federally recognized American Indian tribal government that performs law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). A unit of local government also may be any law enforcement district or judicial enforcement district established under applicable state law with authority to independently establish a budget and impose taxes.
See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.