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Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Fact Sheet

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Date Published
January 2016
2 pages

This fact sheet updates features of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG,), which is the leading source of Federal funding to State and local jurisdictions for support of a range of criminal justice programs.


In fiscal year (FY) 2014, there were 1,224 local and 58 State applications eligible for submission under JAG.. A total of $290 million was available to States and Territories, and $92.4 million was available to units of local government. Under Public Law 109-162, there was a merger of the Byrne Grant Program and the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program. Under the JAG formula, the Bureau of Justice Statistics calculates a minimum base allocation for each State and Territory. The allocation is based on the congressionally mandated JAG formula. The formula is explained in this fact sheet. Other information provided in this update pertains to eligibility and program guidance; how and when to apply; award length; the match requirement; and reporting requirements. 12 notes