States, Localities to Benefit from Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Funding

The DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (DOJ) opens the competition for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: State Solicitation (CFDA Number: 16.738) (Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2015-4165). This is a massive funding program that helps cut the local crime rate.

Eligibility: State and local governments; Funding: $255.7 million for 1,156 awards.

Deadline: June 16.

JAG funding is the primary federal funding source for criminal justice activities at the state and local levels. States use the funding for a range of programs, including: law enforcement; prosecution and court programs; corrections; drug treatment and enforcement; and crime victim and witness initiatives.

Contact: Questions, 800/851-3420; e-mail,

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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