BJA FY 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Solicitation

BJA FY 2015 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Local Solicitation – The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (42 U.S.C. § 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, crime victim and witness initiatives, and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. Applicants are limited to units of local government appearing on the FY 2015 JAG Allocations List. To view this list, go to http://www.bja.gov/programs/jag/15jagallocations.html. For JAG Program purposes, a unit of local government is: a town, township, village, parish, city, county, borough, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state; or, it may also be a federally recognized Indian tribe that performs law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Otherwise a unit of local government may be any law enforcement district or judicial enforcement district established under applicable state law with authority to independently establish a budget and impose taxes. In Louisiana, a unit of local government means a district attorney or parish sheriff. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 26, 2015.

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