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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)

Proposed to streamline justice funding and grant administration, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. The JAG program provides agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.


  • See OCJS Grants Calendar for application and submission timeline
  • Project Period: January - December
  • All projects must have an organization, or subgrantee that will serve as the fiduciary agent and assume overall responsibility for the grant. Eligible subgrantees include:
    • A unit of local government or council of governments. A unit of local government has the legislative autonomy, jurisdiction, and authority to act in certain circumstances. Units of local government include a city, county, township, or village. If two or more jointly apply, they must designate one body to take the lead role and identify that agency's fiscal officer; or
    • State agencies, state-supported universities: or
    • Statewide and local nonprofit or faith-based associations. Projects implemented by courts, law enforcement agencies, and mental health boards may not act as their own subgrantee.

*Per Ohio Revised Code Section 5502.62 (C)(6), all law enforcement agencies must be compliant with reporting crime statistics using either the Ohio Incident-Based Reporting System or Uniform Crime Reporting, in order to receive funding through OCJS.

Funding Areas

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Forces (A01)
  • Law Enforcement (A02)
  • Law Enforcement Equipment (A03)
  • Crime Prevention Programs (B01)
  • Adult and Juvenile Corrections, Community Corrections and Reentry Programs (C01)
  • Courts, Defense, Prosecution, and Victim Services Programs (D01)
  • Specialized Dockets (D02)
  • Cross-Agency and Cross-system Collaboration and Training Programs (E01)
  • Research, Evaluation, Cross-Agency and Cross-system Collaboration and Training Programs (E01)

Federal Application

Archived Request for Proposals

JAG Reporting Requirements

JAG Sample Objectives