2009 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Recovery Act
On or before April 9, 2009, the Division of Criminal Justice's Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance (OAJJA) will submit Colorado's application for the 2009 Recovery Act Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding.
The stated purposes of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the "Recovery Act") are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.
The purpose of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is to promote working partnerships between federal, state, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.
Colorado's application covers grant activities for the State from April 1, 2009 through September 30, 2013.
If you have any comments, concerns or questions, please contact Meg Williams, Manager of the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-239-5717.
A solicitation for 2009 JAG Recovery subgrant funds was concluded in August 2009.
For a full listing of funded projects, click on the link below.