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Grants Management Division

Justice Assistance Grant Program

Justice Assistance Grants Program

‚ÄčThe federal JAG program provides seed money to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet based on population and crime rates. Funds awarded may be used to hire additional personnel and/or purchase equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice. As the state recipient of these funds, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet conducts a competitive application cycle on an annual basis.

Eligible applicants are state and local government agencies and nonprofit entities seeking critical funding necessary to support a wide range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.

Interested organizations may learn more about the federal JAG program
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Annual JAG Application
The grant application submission period for the 2020-2021 program is currently closed. Applicants will be notified of award recommendations via email to the agency representatives listed in the applications. The announcement of the 2021-2022 application deadline will be released in the spring of next year.

Related Documents
To view the JAG Funding Priorities for 2021, please select the link below:

To view the most recent year's JAG application cycle announcement, please select the link below:

2021 JAG Press Release

To view the most recent year's JAG awards list, please select the link below:

2020 JAG Awards

Contact Us 
If you have questions pertaining to any Grants Management Division operated grant program, please contact us at:
Grants Management Division
125 Holmes Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3251
Fax: (502) 564-8244