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GRANT TITLE:  JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG)

OVERVIEW: The purpose of the JAG Program is to prevent and control crime. Merging the Edward Byrne Memorial Formula Grant and the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, the JAG Program provides Oklahoma with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where most needed.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for funding, an applicant must be a(n): a) State Agency; b) Unit of Local Government (i.e., city, county, town); c) Tribal Government; or d) Private, Non-profit Community-based Organization.

PURPOSE AREAS: There are six purpose areas under which JAG applications may fall. Each funding year, the Justice Assistance Grant Board prioritizes funding under these purpose areas. The purpose areas are:

1. Law Enforcement Programs
2. Prosecution and Court Programs
3. Prevention and Education Programs
4. Corrections and Community Corrections Programs
5. Drug Treatment Programs
6. Planning, Evaluation, and Technology Improvement Programs

BOARD PRIORITIES: The JAG Board, comprised of 13 members, is charged with reviewing grant proposals and determining awards for the grant funds. Although there are six allowable purpose areas under the JAG, the Board will establish the specific priorities for funding. The application will specify the priority areas and only applications within these areas will be considered.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION: The deadline to submit the 2006 JAG Application is 5:00 p.m., April 27, 2006.  Any application received after this date will not be reviewed.

TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION: The 2006 application period is open through April 27, 2006.  The application is available on the website or you may contact the Federal Grants Division at 405/264-5008.

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