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Applications being accepted for justice and public safety program grants

Deadline to apply April 3

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2017) — The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is accepting applications for the 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.

JAG grants are funded through an appropriation from the U.S. Department of Justice and may be used for a variety of justice and public safety programs, including enforcement, prosecution, corrections, treatment, prevention and education.

Applications will be accepted in two categories of programming: drug task forces, and unrestricted – so long as the total proposed project cost is greater than $25,000. Eligible applicants include state and local government agencies and not-for-profit agencies The submission deadline is April 3.

Applications and related information may be obtained by following the links on the Grants Management Branch webpage, http://justice.ky.gov/Pages/Grants-Management-Branch.aspx. Online training videos and a user manual also are available by following links on the page.

Applications must be submitted via the online Kentucky Justice Grants Management System (GMS). Validation of new user accounts will take 48 to 72 hours. If a user account previously has been established, no further action is required to access the system.

Assistance with the application process may be obtained by contacting Grants Management Branch staff at (502) 564-8257 or through email at [email protected].