Thursday, May 26, 2016

Overview of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was awarded $18,783 in grant funds per the Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY2016 Local Solicitation (CFDA #16.738). As part of the application’s requirement, the Sheriff’s Office is providing the citizens of St. Mary’s County the opportunity to comment before the application submission.

Overview of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it 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.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Jag) Program (42 U S C 3751 (a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement; prosecution and court programs; prevention and education programs; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment and enforcement; crime victim and witness initiatives; and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff Office will receive $18,783 in local solicitation. 

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