Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) (Arkansas)

  • Grants Office Grantwriting service fee is currently unavailable for this grant
    Get more information on grantwriting



    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA)


    The Byrne JAG program allows state and local governments to support a broad range of activities in addressing drug control and the prevention of violent crime.  JAG funds may be used for local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, as well as criminal justice-related research and evaluation activities that will improve or enhance:

    • Law enforcement programs;
    • Prosecution and court programs;
    • Prevention and education programs;
    • Corrections and community corrections programs;
    • Drug treatment and enforcement programs;
    • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs;
    • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

    In Arkansas, Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program (LLEBG) funds are directed toward improving the criminal justice services as it relates to the activities to crime prevention, control, or reduction or the enforcement of the criminal law, including but not limited to, police efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime or to apprehend criminals.

    Allowable expenses include:

    • Computers and computer software;
    • Office Supplies;
    • Radios;
    • Smart phones;
    • Video cameras (handheld, in-car, on-body).

    A full list of allowable and unallowable expenses can be viewed here: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/intergovernmentalServicesOffice/LLEBG-GrantFundGuidelines.pdf


    History of Funding

    None is available. 

    Additional Information

    JAG funds may not be used directly or indirectly for security enhancements or equipment for nongovernmental entities not engaged in criminal justice or public safety. Nor may JAG funds be used directly or indirectly to provide for any of the following matters unless there is certified by the authorizing state agency to be extraordinary and exigent circumstances existing, making them essential to the maintenance of public safety and good order: 

    • Vehicles (excluding police cruisers), vessels (excluding police boats), or aircraft (excluding police helicopters)
    • Luxury items
    • Real estate
    • Construction projects (other than penal or correctional institutions) or any similar matters
    • Military surplus items


    Office of Intergovernmental Services Staff

    Office of Intergovernmental Services Staff
    1509 West 7th Street
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    (501) 682-1074.

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are units of state and local government in Arkansas not eligible for direct allocation from the BJA. Eligible entities can be viewed at: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/intergovernmentalServicesOffice/EligibleApplicants_SFY23.pdf

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by October 2, 2023. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary up to $4,000. Cost sharing/matching of 10% is required for most projects. Project period will extend from November 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

    Related Webcasts Use the links below to view the recorded playback of these webcasts

    • New Funding Opportunities for K-12 School Safety - Sponsored by NetApp - Playback Available
    • Funding to Address High Crime Areas within Your Community - Sponsored by NetApp - Playback Available
    • Funding to Enhance Response, Investigation, and Prosecution of Domestic Violence - Sponsored by Panasonic - Playback Available


You have not selected any grants to Add

Please select at least one grant to continue.

Selections Added

The selected grant has been added to your .


Research Reports

One of the benefits of purchasing an UPstream® subscription is
generating professional research reports in Microsoft® Word or Adobe® PDF format
Generating research reports allows you to capture all the grant data as
well as a nice set of instructions on how to read these reports

Watchlists and Grant Progress

With an UPstream® subscription you can add grants to your
own personal Watchlist. By adding grants to your watchlist, you will
receive emails about updates to your grants, be able to track your
grant's progress from watching to awards, and can easily manage any
step in the process through simplified workflows.

Email this Grant

With an UPstream® subscription, you can email grant details, a research report,
and relevant links to yourself or others so that you never lose your
details again. Emailing grants is a great way to keep a copy of the
current details so that when you are ready to start seeking funding
you already know where to go