Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program and Lottery Funds

The Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions.  JAG blends the previous Byrne Formula and Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Programs.  

Lottery Funds are only available to the multi-jurisdictional narcotics task forces. These funds are awarded in conjunction with the annual JAG awards. 

Grant Applications

The application process is closed. Please check back regularly - when the application process reopens, this page will be updated. 

Eligible Program Participants

State and local units of government must be the legal applicant and recipient of JAG funds. 

  • A unit of local government is any city, county, or other political subdivision of a state and includes an Indian tribe that performs law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.  

Authorized Programs 

JAG funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prevention/Education
  • Corrections/Community Corrections
  • Drug Treatment
  • Prosecution/Courts
  • Planning/Evaluation/Technology Improvement
  • Crime Victim and Witness Programs (other than victim/witness compensation)

Application/Award Process

The JAG program and Lottery funds are awarded annually. 

  • April: Notice of funding availability is made.
  • May: Applications deadline.
  • June: North Dakota Drug and Violent Crime Policy Board meets to award funds.
  • July: Award and denial letters are distributed to applicants.
  • January: JAG/Lottery annual projects commence.

Prohibited Uses

JAG funds cannot be used for:

  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Canine Expenses
  • Construction Projects

Lottery funds cannot be used for:

  • Personnel Costs
  • Buy Funds