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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) – State

A formula grant to state government to support criminal justice programs, including community violence intervention programs.


Eligible Applicants:

  • States

Eligible Community Violence Intervention Programs:

  • Group Violence Intervention
  • Street Outreach
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Hospital-Based Violence Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Examples of Past Community Violence Intervention Programs Funded:

  • NY State Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Initiative and SNUG Social Worker (2019 proposal)
  • Maryland gun violence reduction strategies and community violence programs (2021 proposal)
  • Illinois 2019-2024 JAG Strategic Plan

2021 Grant Overview

Fund Amount: $186,979,951

Maximum Award Amount: $19,447,453 (to California)

Total Number of Anticipated Recipients: 56 (all states and territories)

Solicitation Priorities:

  • Community Violence Intervention
  • Support for Court Administration
  • Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Accreditation, Policy Development, and Training
  • Technologies to Support Transparency and Information Sharing between Law Enforcement and Communities
  • Sustaining COVID-19 Criminal Justice Innovations
  • Innovative Forensic Technologies

How to Apply

Anticipated Deadline: July 2022

Most recent solicitation: 2021

Agency: Department of Justice

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