Justice Assistance Grant Program

Justice Assistance Grant Program
FY 2016 Narratives

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence.


Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Local Solicitation
Applications Due: June 30, 2016


Eligible applicants are limited to units of local government appearing on the FY 2016 JAG Allocations List. To view this list, go to www.bja.gov/programs/jag/16jagallocations.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 tribal government that perform 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.


Applicants must register in the OJP Grants Management System (GMS) prior to submitting an application for this funding opportunity. Registration is required for all applicants, even those previously registered in GMS. Select the “Apply Online” button associated with the solicitation title. All registrations and applications are due by due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on June 30, 2016.

For additional information, see How to Apply in Section D. Application and Submission Information.