Grant Notice: The Columbia Police Department is applying for the FY 2016 Local Solicitation Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions funding all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-
In this funding period, $86,614 has been allocated to the City of Columbia for which the Columbia Police Department intends to purchase equipment items to support response to resistance training for our officers. Public review and comment is encouraged on our JAG program. Please contact Carolyn Wilson, Planning & Research at email for further information. The application must be submitted no later than June 30, 2016.
Established to streamline justice funding and grant administration, the JAG Program allows states, tribes, non-
The JAG formula includes a state allocation consisting of a minimum base allocation with the remaining amount determined on population and Part 1 violent crime statistic, and a direct allocation to units of local government. Once the state allocation is calculated, 60 percent of the funding is awarded to the state and 40 percent to eligible units of local government. State allocations also have a required variable pass through to units of local government, calculated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) from each state's crime expenditures.
JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, and operating. Additionally, funds may be used for equipment, overtime, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice.
JAG Purpose Areas
Law enforcement programs.
Prosecution and court programs.
Prevention and education programs.
Corrections and community corrections programs.
Drug treatment and enforcement programs.
Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
Crime victim and witness Programs (other than compensation).