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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
Lottery Funds

Applications for Calendar Year 2015 are now being accepted.  All applications must be post marked no later than May 16, 2014.

Program Description

Proposed to streamline justice funding and grant administration, the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions.  JAG blends the previous Byrne Formula and Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Programs to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most. 

As of July 1, 2007, Lottery Funds were made available by the state of North Dakota to supplement the needs of multi-jurisdictional narcotics task forces. These funds are awarded in conjunction with the annual JAG awards.

Applications Available

JAG/Lottery for funding calendar year 2015.

Source of Funding

U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
North Dakota State Lottery Fund

Eligible Program Participants

Government or non-government agency programs that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and provide assistance to victims of crime may coordinate and implement projects under both sources of funding.

JAG/Lottery:  State and local units of government must be the legal applicant and recipient of funds.  A unit of local government is any city, county, or other political subdivision of a state and includes an Indian tribe that performs law enforcement functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.  The state, cities, counties, or Indian tribes must be the legal applicant and recipient of funds.

Lottery funds will be awarded only to multijurisdictional task forces in conjunction with JAG awards.

Types of Programs Funded by the JAG and Lottery Grant

JAG funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prevention/Education
  • Corrections/Community Corrections
  • Drug Treatment
  • Prosecution/Courts
  • Planning/Evaluation/Technology Improvement
  • Crime Victim and Witness Programs (other than victim/witness compensation)

Any law enforcement or justice initiative previously eligible for funding under Byrne or LLEBG is eligible for JAG funding.

Lottery Funds are only available for multi-jurisdictional narcotics task forces

Application/Award Process

JAG/Lottery Application PDF


Grant applications become available in the spring of each year.  Applications can be downloaded from this website or by contacting the Grants Management Section at 701-328-5500 or Ann Scott at 701-328-5506, amscott@nd.gov.

  • April
Notice of funding availability is made.
  • May
Applications are due.
  • June
North Dakota Drug and Violent Crime Policy Board meets for the purpose of awarding funds.
  • July
Award and denial letters are distributed to applicants.
  • Jan
JAG/Lottery annual projects commence.

Maximum Award

There are no predetermined minimum or maximum amounts for which you can apply.

Match Requirements

JAG/Lottery projects require a 35 percent cash match requirement.  Percentages are based on total project cost.  Match funds must be in cash, not in‑kind, from a non-federal source and should be identified before applying for grant funding.

Prohibited Uses

JAG funds cannot be used for:

  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Canine Expenses
  • Construction Projects

Lottery funds cannot be used for:

  • Personnel Costs
  • Buy Funds

Program Funding Period and Length of Award

The JAG/Lottery grant award will commence January 1 and continue through December 31.  Grants will be awarded for a maximum of a one‑year period and continued funding cannot be guaranteed.  Successful applicants are encouraged to secure local funding so that projects may be continued.

Notice is hereby given that North Dakota’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program application is available for public review.  This application is the initial step in securing funds for the state.  Copies of the application may be obtained by contacting Ann Scott at the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (701) 328-5506.  Written comments may be submitted to Ann Scott, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, PO Box 1054, Bismarck, North Dakota 58502-1054.

Posted on the Attorney General website June 15, 2015.

Sent to the North Dakota Governing Body for review on June 15, 2015.



JAG Summary Financial Report
JAG Expenditure Report
Lottery Summary Financial Report
Lottery Expenditure Report