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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – State Solicitation


Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2023


Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


Offers noncompetitive funding to states to support efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence, and to improve the fair administration of the justice system. Funds may be used for additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems in support of programs in 1 or more of the following areas:

  • Law enforcement
  • Prosecution and courts
  • Prevention and education
  • Corrections and community corrections
  • Drug treatment and enforcement
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement
  • Crime victim and witness support, not including compensation
  • Mental health, behavioral health, and crisis intervention teams for law enforcement and correction programs
  • Implementation of state crisis intervention court proceedings and related programs/initiatives, such as mental health courts, drug courts, veterans courts, and extreme risk protection order programs

Additional uses of funds for this program include:

  • Support reentry projects to improve outcomes for incarcerated individuals returning to the community
  • Support projects related to preventing, detecting, seizing, and/or stopping the presence and use of contraband cellphones within correctional facilities
  • Purchase fentanyl and methamphetamine detection equipment, safety training for law enforcement, and opioid reversal agents
  • Purchase drug detection canines to combat the rise in drug trafficking, including that of methamphetamines
  • Efforts to seal and expunge criminal history information following state laws and policies
  • Work to recruit and retain law enforcement workforce that is all-inclusive, diverse, expert, and accountable
  • Provide virtual reality de-escalation training
  • Purchase other equipment and technology
  • Promote data sharing and sex offender monitoring

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $21,274,503
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 56
Estimated total program funding: $209,416,792

Fiscal year 2023 Allocations

Who Can Apply

Only states are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity through a designated State Administering Agency (SAA).

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • Equipment • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applications must be submitted electronically through a 2-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the August 29, 2023 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the August 30, 2023 deadline.


For questions on submitting in

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:

For programmatic and technical questions:
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Response Center
TTY at 301-240-6310

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Supervision • Crime Reduction • Justice System • Mental Health • Methamphetamine • Naloxone • Opioids • Prevention • Substance Use Disorder • Teleservices and Technology • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Youth