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Recovery Act

Eligibility:  USDOJ determines the eligibility and awards for the Local Direct JAG program. Eligible local governments are identified on the spreadsheet linked below. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryJAG/recjag/CT.xls  [Excel]
Important Note:  Local governments in Connecticut are also eligible to apply for funds through a State-administered criminal justice grant program--the Connecticut Local Pass-Through JAG (CT JAG).
Use of Funds: Support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.
The USDOJ Local “DIRECT” JAG grant is one of three programs supported by the federal Byrne JAG funds. Please view the PowerPoint Presentation for a detailed explanation of the eligibility requirements for the three JAG programs--State Formula JAG, Local Pass-Through JAG and USDOJ Local Direct JAG.
PDF to HTML Converter OPM PowerPoint Presentation: March 26, 2009 JAG Technical Assistance Session [PDF]
2009 Recovery Act JAG Grant
Funding Allocation by Category
$20.5 million dollars
Figure 1
USDOJ Local Direct JAG
CT JAG Local Pass-Through
Apply to USDOJ Apply to OPM
USDOJ determines awards OPM determines awards
Submit quarterly reports to USDOJ Submit quarterly reports to OPM
Receive funds from USDOJ Receive funds from OPM
Advance funded Partial Advance/Reimbursement
Your quarterly reports are posted on Federal website for public viewing Your quarterly reports are posted on state website for public viewing
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) calculates, for each state and territory, a minimum base allocation which, based on the statutory JAG formula, can be enhanced by (1) the state’s share of the national population, and (2) the state’s share of the country’s Part 1 violent crime statistics. Once the state funding is calculated, 60 percent of the allocation is awarded to the state, and 40 percent to eligible units of local government.
APPLICATION: If eligible, local governments must apply directly to the U.S. Department of Justice.  All necessary grant documents must be submitted through the U.S. Department of Justice Grants Management System (GMS).  Please review the Local (Direct) Solicitation document at this address:
DEADLINE: All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 18, 2009.
Formal Correspondence
  • Not Applicable
Certification Letters
  • Not Applicable
Plans and Reports
  • Not Applicable
Project Lists
  • Not Applicable
Contracts for all projects receiving ARRA funds
  • Not Applicable
Graphics/Images/Maps associated with ARRA projects
  • Not Applicable
Funding Opportunities
  • Not Applicable
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For more Information Contact:

Chief Accountability Officer - Stimulus Funds

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