Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Justice Cabinet accepting applications for Justice Assistance Grants, Law Enforcement Service Fee grants
FRANKFORT, Ky. –The Justice and Public Safety Cabinet is now accepting applications for the annual Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and Law Enforcement Service Fee (LSF) grant program solicitations. Applications must be submitted on-line through the Cabinet’s electronic Grants Management System. Respondents should note the application cycle is both opening and closing earlier than in prior years, with submissions due March 15, 2013.
Justice Assistance 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. Total federal funds available for this grant program have not yet been announced.
Applications may be submitted in one of three categories: Drug Task Forces, Restricted (total proposed project cost under $10,000), and Unrestricted (total proposed project cost greater than $10,000). Eligible applicants are state and local government agencies and not-for-profit agencies. Details of a significant change to JAG grant eligibility, limiting Restricted and Unrestricted projects to four years’ participation, are discussed in the application guidelines, available via the links at http://justice.ky.gov/departments/gmb.
Local law enforcement agencies may apply for LSF grants to support DUI enforcement efforts, including overtime, mileage and equipment. Law Enforcement Service Fee grants are funded from the service fee imposed on offenders convicted of DUI throughout the Commonwealth.
Submission deadline for JAG and LSF applications is March 15, 2013. Applications and related information may be obtained by following the links on the Grants Management Branch webpage, http://justice.ky.gov/departments/gmb.
Applications must be submitted via the on-line Kentucky Justice Grants Management System (GMS). Applicants are strongly encouraged to establish a user account and familiarize themselves with the system well in advance of the due date. Please note: validation of new user accounts will take 48-72 hours. On-line training videos and a user manual are available by following the links on the Grants Management Branch webpage, http://justice.ky.gov/departments/gmb. If a user account has previously 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, by telephone at (502) 564-3251 or email at email@example.com.