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FY 2020 John R. Justice (JRJ) Program

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The John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Program provides student loan repayment assistance for local, state and federal public defenders and local and state prosecutors who commit to extended service in those roles.

For each state and territory that is eligible to apply for funding under the JRJ Grant Program, BJA will make awards to agencies designated by the governor of those states or territories (or in the case of the District of Columbia, by the mayor) to administer the JRJ Grant Program within the state or territory. These designated agencies shall establish and maintain a statewide JRJ Grant Program consistent with the guidance contained in the solicitation and the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act.


Number of Awards: 42
Total Amount Awarded: $1,817,715

Date Created: February 19, 2020