This webinar will provide details for potential applicants to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY 2022 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – Local Solicitation. The presenters will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements; and provide detailed instructions on how to apply in Grants.gov and JustGrants.
The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. Through this funding opportunity, BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible units of local government. By law, for purposes of the JAG Program, the term "units of local government" includes a town, township, village, parish, city, county, borough, or other general-purpose political subdivision of a state; or it may be a federally recognized American Indian tribal government that performs law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). A unit of local government also 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; for example, in Louisiana, a unit of local government means a district attorney or parish sheriff.
- Brenda Worthington, Associate Deputy Director, BJA
- Darius LoCicero, Division Chief, BJA
- Tarasa Napolitano, State Policy Advisor, BJA
- Jeffrey Tynes, JustGrants, Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management