The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The program provides reimbursement-based funding to assist state and units of local government in developing and implementing programs, activities, and technologies to prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system resulting in a lasting impact for the state of Indiana. As designated by the federal granting agency and ICJI, 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:
- Law enforcement programs
- Prosecution, and court programs
- Prevention and education programs
- Corrections and community corrections programs
- Drug treatment and enforcement programs
- Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
- Mental Health programs related to law enforcement and corrections
For this award period (January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021), ICJI is making approximately $3 million in funding available. For programs in their first and second year, no match is required. However, for third-, fourth- or fifth-year programs, a 25 percent, 50 percent and 75 percent match is required, respectively. Programs in their sixth year are ineligible for JAG funding from ICJI.
Applications are due by Wednesday, Nov. 4. To view the 2021 JAG Request for Proposals, click the link below.