Applications for JABG funds are available through
designated JABG agency. Units of local government (city,
county, township, or other political subdivision) or tribal governments
can apply through their designated state agency. To maximize resources,
participants are required to form coalitions that will develop
recommendations for expenditure of funds.
There are some specific requirements:
- A local Advisory Board must
be formed. At a minimum, the Advisory Board must include representatives
from the police, sheriff, prosecutor, state or local probation
services, juvenile court, schools, business, and religious,
nonprofit, or social services organizations involved in crime
- The Advisory Board must develop a Coordinated Enforcement Plan
(CEP) for reducing juvenile crime.
- The application must include proposed expenditures
that fall within the 17 program purpose
- Applicants must agree to provide 10 percent
of the total funds to be expended (cash match); or if the application
to construction of corrections facilities, 50 percent of
the required funds.
Funding amounts for tribes or units of local government are based
on a formula that takes into account local criminal justice expenditures
and the level of violent crime. The JABG
Technical Support Center,
by the Justice Research and Statistics Association, provides comprehensive
assistance to states in calculating JABG allocations to local
For eligibility information, please contact your state
or your OJJDP State Representative.
Detailed guidelines for applicants are available in the Guidance
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