"As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005, the 108th Congress merged the discretionary Edward Byrne Memorial Grant Program with the formula-based Local Law Enforcement Block Grant program to establish the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) administers the JAG program, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) calculates the JAG formula-based award amounts using specifications outlined in the legislation. JAG awards may be used for the following seven purposes-- 1) law enforcement 2) prosecution and courts 3) prevention and education 4) corrections and community corrections 5) drug treatment 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement 7) crime victim and witness programs. A total of $255,795,278 was available for the 2015 JAG awards. This report describes the steps in the JAG award calculation process and presents summary results of the 2015 JAG formula calculations."
Bureau of Justice Statistics Technical Report No. NCJ 249105
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