BJA FY 21 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program - Local Solicitation

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The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance

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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 units of local government as described in this FY 2021 JAG Program Local Solicitation.

(BJA will issue a separate solicitation for states.) Statutory Authority The JAG Program is authorized by Title I of Pub.



90-351 (generally codified at 34 U.S.C.

10151-10726), including subpart 1 of part E (codified at 34 U.S.C.

10151-10158); see also 28 U.S.C.

Related Programs

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Estimated Funding: $89,878,997

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
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 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; for example, in Louisiana, a unit of local government means a district attorney or parish sheriff.

The expected eligible allocations by state for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 JAG Program can be found at:

Eligible allocations under JAG are posted annually on the JAG web page.

See the allocation determination and Units of Local Government requirements section for more information.

Applicants with eligible allocation amounts of less than $25,000 will apply to Category 1, and applicants with eligible allocation amounts of $25,000 or more will apply to Category 2.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

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