Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program



The BSCC is the designated state administering agency for the JAG Program, which is federally funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The JAG program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. In general, JAG funds may be used for any one or more pre-identified Program Purpose Areas (PPA).


Proposals must be received by 5:00 P.M. (PST) on Friday, December 2, 2022. The JAG Program Application and all required attachments are available on the BSCC website. To apply, applicants must create a free Submittable account – or use an existing account – when prompted. After an account is established, applicants may apply and submit all required documents using the BSCC-Submittable Application. Additional application details are provided in the Proposal Narrative and Budget Instructions Section and on the BSCC website.

Applicants interested in applying for the JAG Program are asked (but not required) to submit a non-binding letter indicating their intent to apply. These letters will aid the BSCC in planning for the proposal evaluation process. Please submit the letter as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. Failure to submit a Letter of Intent is not grounds for disqualification. Prospective applicants that submit a Letter of Intent and decide later not to apply will not be penalized. Please email your non-binding Letter of Intent to Apply by Friday, November 18, 2022. Please identify the email subject line as “JAG Program Letter of Intent to Apply” and submit the letter to: JAG2022@bscc.ca.gov. 

California’s Multi-Year State Strategy, as updated in 2022, identifies the current priority PPAs.  The Program Purpose Areas are law enforcement programs, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, drug treatment and enforcement programs, and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs.

Bases funding on local flexibility, on the needs of the juvenile and adult criminal justice communities, and on input from a balanced array of stakeholders.

Requires applicants to:a. incorporate evidence-based principles and programs for all funded projects.b. demonstrate a collaborative strategy based on the community engagement model that involves multiple stakeholders in the project or problem addressed.

Funded programs should:a. emphasize reducing recidivism, racial and ethnic disparities, and violence.b. incorporate trauma-informed care and be culturally informed, competent, and responsive.c. prioritize mental health needs and the avoidance of system involvement, within each PPA.d. prioritize community-based organizations as service providers.

Eligible applicants are California’s 58 Counties. Applications must be submitted by the Board of Supervisors or the Chief County Administrative Officer. Eligible applicants may not submit more than one (1) proposal for funding consideration. However, two (2) or more counties may submit a collaborative proposal. The jurisdictions comprising the collaborative application are not required to be contiguous.

Successful proposals will be funded for a three-year grant service period commencing onJune 1, 2023 and ending on June 30, 2026.

This RFP makes $47,316,384 available competitively.

Funding will be allocated across small, medium, and large sized counties based on county population.  Small counties may apply for up to $660,000.  Medium counties may apply for up to $2,145,000.  Large counties may apply for up to $3,136,875.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Eligible applicants are California’s 58 Counties

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1 – 58
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$1 – $3,136,875
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

The BSCC is the designated state administering agency for the JAG Program, which is federally funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Disbursement of grant funds occurs on a reimbursement basis for costs incurred during a reporting period. Grantees must submit invoices to the BSCC on either a monthly or quarterly basis through an online process no later than 45 days following the end of the invoicing period. Grantees will make their choice between monthly or quarterly invoicing prior to grant agreement execution.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Ian Silva, 1-916-445-5073, jag2022@bscc.ca.gov