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The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

General Material

Overview: The JAG Program, administered by OJP's Bureau of Justice Assistance, allows states , tribes,and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system Eligible entities: States and local governments; Sixty percent of the allocation is awarded to the state and 40 percent is set aside for units of local governments. See listing below of state administering agencies.

Eligible activities: JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, information systems for criminal justice, and criminal justice-related research and evaluation activities that will improve or enhance: Law enforcement programs; Prosecution and court programs; Prevention and education programs.; Corrections and community corrections programs; Drug treatment and enforcement programs; Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.; Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)

Deadlines: State Program - April 9, 2009; Local program - May 18, 2009