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Application Deadline:  Extended.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

Purpose Areas

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:

  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.
  7. Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).



Application Deadline:  July 9, 2009.

2009 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program