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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2019

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Date Published
July 2021
12 pages

After providing an overview of the features of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program, this report presents data on the distribution of JAG program awards for fiscal year 2019.


The total allocation for the 2019 JAG funding was approximately $263.8 million, with $6.1 million to U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, $82.7 million to local governments, and $175 million to state governments. The five states with the largest total allocations were California ($29.9 million), Texas ($21.3 million), Florida ($16.0 million), New York ($14.0 million), and Illinois ($9.9 million). A total of 1,466 local governments were eligible for awards, either directly or through a joint award with other governments within their county. The five local governments receiving the largest awards were New York City ($3.9 million), Chicago ($2.1 million), Los Angeles ($2.0 million), Houston ($1.7 million), and Philadelphia ($1.5 million). Two states had 100 or more local governments eligible to receive award funds either directly or through a shared award: California (206) and Florida (114). JAG awards may be used for law enforcement; prosecution and courts; prevention and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment; planning, evaluation, and technology improvement; and crime victim and witness programs. Steps in the JAG award calculation process are outlined. 4 tables, 1 figure, and sources of additional information

Date Published: July 1, 2021