The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, a grant program originating from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The JAG Program is authorized by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, and is designed to provide seed money to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions.
The JAG Program provides Massachusetts critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including:
- law enforcement
- prosecution and court programs
- prevention and education programs
- corrections and community corrections
- drug treatment and enforcement
- crime victim and witness initiatives
- planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
Additional Resources for JAG Overview
Massachusetts FFY17 Byrne JAG Application
On August 25, 2017, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security submitted the annual Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant application to the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. Please take a moment to review our proposal. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about the content included in the Commonwealth's proposal, please email our Deputy Executive Director for the Office of Grants and Research.