Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Discretionary Grants Program


To provide leadership and direction in improving the functioning of the criminal justice system.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Not applicable.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federal, State and local government agencies as well as public and private nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian Tribal governments are eligible to receive funds including faith-based and community organizations, under this program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State and local governments, public and private organizations and Tribal governments.
. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
The standard application forms (SF-424) as furnished by the federal agency in accordance with 28 CFR Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The standard application forms as furnished by the federal agency and required by the Common Rule, must be used for this program. All applications must be submitted electronically via the Office of Justice Programs' Grants Management System (GMS) at https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov. Applications or supplemental materials received by facsimile or postal mail will not be accepted.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, letters and an award package are sent to the grantee. One copy of the grant award must be signed by duly authorized representative and returned to BJA.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
See 28 CFR Part 18.
Continuation grants are renewable.
How are proposals selected?
Contact BJA for more information.
How may assistance be used?
Discretionary grant funds provide federal financial assistance to public or private agencies and private nonprofit organizations for law enforcement program; prosecution and court program; prevention and education programs; corrections and community corrections programs; drug treatment and enforcement program; programs, planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation). This assistance supports site-based demonstration programs that in view of previous research or experience are likely to be a success in more than one jurisdiction; projects that are national or multijurisdictional in scope; and many training and technical assistance initiatives. Funds are not to be used for supplanting of state and local funds, land acquisition or construction projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Progress reports are due semi-annually; in some cases, evaluation reports may be required. Unless otherwise specified in the award's special conditions, financial reports are due quarterly. Performance Measures: To assist in fulfilling the Department's responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), P.L. 103-62, applicants who receive funding under this solicitation must provide data that measures the results of their work.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, State or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.
Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies. Contingent upon program goals and objectives, generally 12-18 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
BJA Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: (202) 616-6500 or 1-866-859-2687
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $22,190,700; FY 09 Estimate Not Available; FY 10 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Office of Justice Programs' Financial Guide 2006 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Postaward Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf) are applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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