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  NCJ Number: NCJ 242412     Find in a Library
  Title: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2013
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Alexia D. Cooper, Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 07/2013
  Page Count: 9
  Series: BJS Technical Reports
  Annotation: This report describes the steps in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program’s award calculation process and presents summary results of the 2013 JAG formula calculations.
  Abstract: Under the law that authorized JAG awards, they may be used for law enforcement; prosecution and courts; prevention and education; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment; planning evaluation, and technology improvement; and crime victims and witness programs. Once the fiscal year JAG allocation has been determined ($278,392,240 for 2013), the Bureau of Justice Statistics begins its four-step award calculation process. The first step is the initial allocation to States and Territories. The second step determines the minimum allocation equal to 0.25 percent of the total JAG allocation ($695,981 in 2013), regardless of a State’s or Territory’s population or crime average. The third step is to determine the 60/40 split of the award amount to State and local governments, and the fourth step determines the local award allocations. Of the approximately $278.4 million available for JAG funding in 2013, $271.5 million went to States and $6.9 million to Territories and the District of Columbia. The five largest total State allocations were to California ($30.8 million), Texas ($21.4 million), Florida ($18.0 million), New York ($15.4 million), and Illinois ($11.2 million). A total of 1,541 local governments were eligible for awards, either directly or through a joint award with other governments within their county. Three States had approximately 100 or more local governments eligible to receive award funds either directly or through a shared award. A table shows each State and local allocation amounts for fiscal year 2013. A second table shows allocations to U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia. A third table shows Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act bonus fund allocations for fiscal year 2013.
  Main Term(s): Statistics
  Index Term(s): Federal aid ; Grants or contracts ; Funding sources ; Federal programs ; Funding guidelines ; Dedicated funding
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Statistics ; Grants and Funding ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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