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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)

Proposed to streamline justice funding and grant administration, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. The JAG program blends the previous Byrne formula and Local Law Enforcement Block grant programs into a single program to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.

Eligibility

            • See OCJS Grants Calendar for application and submission timeline
            • Project Period: January - December
            • All projects must have an organization, or subgrantee that will serve as the fiduciary agent and assume overall responsibility for the grant. Eligible subgrantees include:
                                      • A unit of local government or council of governments. A unit of local government has the legislative autonomy, jurisdiction, and authority to act in certain circumstances. Units of local government include a city, county, township, or village. If two or more jointly apply, they must designate one body to take the lead role and identify that agency's fiscal officer; or
                                      • State agencies, state-supported universities: or
                                      • Statewide and local nonprofit or faith-based associations. Projects implemented by courts, law enforcement agencies, and mental health boards may not act as their own subgrantee.


*Per Ohio Revised Code Section 5502.62 (C)(6), all law enforcement agencies must be compliant with reporting crime statistics using either the Ohio Incident-Based Reporting System or Uniform Crime Reporting, in order to receive funding through OCJS.

Funding Areas

            • Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces (A01)
            • Law Enforcement (A02)
            • Crime Prevention Programs (B01)
            • Adult and Juvenile Corrections, Community Corrections and Reentry Programs (C01)
            • Courts, Defense, Prosecution, and Victim Services Programs (D01)
            • Cross-Agency and Cross-system Collaboration and Training Programs (E01)

Federal Funding Chart


Request for Proposals


JAG Reporting Requirements


JAG ARRA Reporting Requirements




    Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for Law Enforcement (JAG LE)

    The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program was passed in November 2004, in the federal budget (created in HR 3036, funded in HR 4818). The JAG program blends the previous Byrne and Local Law Enforcement Block grant programs into a single program to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most. JAG utilizes a new formula to determine each state's allocation: 50% population, 50% violent crime reporting. In light of combining the programs, OCJS determined to keep a separate solicitation for the LLEBG, now, JAG LE allocation.


    Eligibility

              • See OCJS Grants Calendar for application and submission timeline
              • Project Period: February - August
              • Open to law enforcement agencies not eligible for direct federal funding
              • All projects must have an organization, or subgrantee that will serve as the fiduciary agent and assume overall responsibility for the grant. Eligible subgrantees include:
                                  • A unit of local government or council of governments. A unit of local government has the legislative autonomy, jurisdiction, and authority to act in certain circumstances. Units of local government include a city, county, township, or village. If two or more jointly apply, they must designate one body to take the lead role and identify that agency's fiscal officer.

*Per Ohio Revised Code Section 5502.62 (C) (6), all law enforcement agencies must be compliant with reporting crime statistics using either the Ohio Incident-Based Reporting System or Uniform Crime Reporting, in order to receive funding through OCJS.


Funding Areas

            • Hiring, training and employing on a continual basis, new, additional law enforcement officers and necessary support personnel
            • Paying overtime to employed law enforcement officers and necessary support personnel for the purpose of increasing the number of hours worked by such personnel
            • Procuring equipment, computer technology, and other materials directly related to law enforcement functions. Allowable costs include equipment needed to implement OIBRS. Funded OIBRS projects will be required to report OIBRS data within a specified time after completion of the subgrant. The record management system vendor must be an Ohio-certified OIBRS vendor.

Request for Proposals


JAG LE Reporting Requirements