2022 Byrne/JAG Grant (9 month) - Regional Training Academies Training and Equipment

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce the availability of federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (“JAG”) funds for certified regional criminal justice training academies, for technology and equipment upgrades or to expand training opportunities. Training academies continue to play a key role in equipping law enforcement officers—new recruits as well as veteran officers—with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the increasingly complex challenges they face as they work to keep our communities safe.

The JAG funds allow states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. As the State Administrative Agency (SAA), DCJS has the responsibility of managing the coordination and distribution of JAG funds in a manner that supports and improves the overall criminal justice system of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Approved applications for this non-competitive funding opportunity will be awarded for a one-time, nine (9) month period.

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