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Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2016

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Date Published
September 2016
11 pages
Alexia D. Cooper Ph.D.
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This resource describes the steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula calculation process and presents summary results of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 calculations.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 merged two grant programs to establish the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) administers the program, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) calculates the formulas. States and localities receive funds based on their resident population and violent crime data reported to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Highlights of this resource include: 1) The total allocation for the 2016 JAG funding was approximately $274.9 million, of which $268.2 million went to states and $6.7 million to U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. 2) The five states with the largest total allocations included California ($30.5 million), Texas ($21.4 million), Florida ($17.8 million), New York ($15.6 million), and Illinois ($10.4 million). 3) A total of 1,501 local governments were eligible for awards, either directly or through a joint award with other governments within their county. The five local governments eligible to receive the largest awards were New York City ($4.3 million), Chicago ($2.1 million), Houston ($1.7 million), Philadelphia ($1.7 million), and Los Angeles ($1.4 million). And, 4) Two states had 100 or more local governments eligible to receive award funds either directly or through a shared award, California (214) and Florida (118). This resource is part of BJS's Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Series.
Date Created: September 29, 2016