Justice Assistance Grant Program


The City and County of Schenectady have jointly received grant funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 2017 Local Solicitation in the amount of $43,376.00.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to States and units of local government. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible units of local government under this FY 2017 JAG Program Local Solicitation.


The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that FY 2018 Local JAG Program funding information is now available and appears on the BJA JAG web page.


Please note that this email is being sent to a large group of potential Local JAG applicants and does not necessarily confirm your jurisdiction’s eligibility under the FY 2018 Local JAG Program.


Eligible jurisdictions under FY 2018 Local JAG are limited to units of local government appearing on the FY 2018 Local JAG Allocations list (please see the BJA JAG web page). Please verify your eligibility, and if eligible, review the associated FY 2018 Local JAG solicitation and submit an application for funding through the Office of Justice Program’s (OJP) Grants Management System (GMS) by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Applications must be submitted by the stated deadline, regardless of whether the Certifications and Assurances by Chief Executive of Applicant Government and/or Certification of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 by the Chief Legal Officer of the Applicant Government have been completed and attached. BJA will add a withholding of funds special condition to the award for any missing or incomplete certifications. Additionally, please note that award acceptance documents cannot be processed by OJP until the completed Certification of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 by the Chief Legal Officer of the Applicant Government has been submitted and approved by BJA.  Please note that BJA does not anticipate having time to extend the Local JAG deadline for application submission this year.

This is an unmonitored email account, please do not respond directly. For questions related to the JAG solicitation, please contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. The NCJRS Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time on the solicitation close date. You may also contact the State Policy Advisor assigned to your jurisdiction.   

Please contact the GMS Help Desk at 1-888-549-9901 (Option 3) prior 


Available at: https://www.bja.gov/jag/


The City and County of Schenectady welcome public comment on the JAG application and expenditure of same. Please submit comments to: mseber@schenectadypd.com