Solicitation Schedule


 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)





FEBRUARY 17, 2017

Description: The goal for the 2017 Colorado Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program as established by the Governor-appointed JAG Board is:


To support implementation of sustainable programs or to provide resources that prevent or reduce or address crime, delinquency, recidivism, or improve outcomes for those affected by crime, using innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based, promising or best practices.


Applicants who are applying for continuation funds or expecting to apply for continuation funding in future years (up to 48 months) for the same project will be expected to apply each year and reduce their requested funding by 10% for each subsequent year.

Project Application Due Date: February 17, 2017

Amount available: At this time it is unknown exactly how much will be available but it is anticipated that approximately $2.1 million will be available for 2017 JAG subgrant applications. 

Award period: October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018

Purpose Areas: 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 program areas:

  • Corrections and Community Corrections
  • Crime Victims and Witness Programs (other than compensation)
  • Drug Treatment and Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement
  • Planning, Evaluation, and Technology Improvement
  • Prevention and Education
  • ProsecutionCourt and Indigent Defense

Exclusions and Limitations: Please see JAG application instructions for a full list of items that are excluded or for which there are limitations for funding.

2017 Local Law Enforcement Grant (LLEG) funding: Due to reduced JAG funding, the LLEG funding will not be available in 2017.  All local law enforcement agencies are encouraged to apply for JAG funding under this solicitation.

Match/Other Budget Considerations: Although match is not a requirement with this funding, the JAG Board is highly encouraging all applicants to show a commitment from either state or local governments, a portion of a direct JAG award from BJA (for eligible jurisdictions), or other partner agencies through other funding committed to this project. This additional funding will need to be identified and documented in the application.

Eligibility: Units of government at the municipal, county and state level, including special districts may apply to the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance, Division of Criminal Justice, for a JAG grant. The JAG program strongly encourages partnerships, so applications may support projects involving combined teams of agencies at all levels and including non-profit organizations. However, non-profit organizations cannot apply directly for JAG funding*. Non-profit organizations may participate as a team member, with the government agency assuming overall responsibility and leadership for a project.

*The JAG Board finds that to prevent fragmentation of law enforcement it will accept limited grant applications from non-profit organizations representing statewide associations of local law enforcement.  These non-profits must include in their applications how the grant will benefit statewide priorities adopted annually by the Board. 

How to Apply: The 2017 JAG Application and instructions can be obtained through Colorado’s on-line application system, ZOOMGRANTS, located at You can also download the 2017 JAG Application Instructions here.

Questions?? Please take part in the 2017 JAG application training, review this announcement and read the 2017 JAG application instructions in its entirely (including the FAQ’s at the end of the instructions) before calling.

If you experience problems or have questions about how to use ZOOMGRANTS, contact Lyndsay Clelland at

For questions regarding the JAG application, other than technical COGMS issues, contact Kristy Wilson at or 303-239-4567.

The JAG program application timeline is generally that application solicitations will be open in January of each year for projects that would begin the following October.  Please continue to check this sight for application instructions starting in late December/early January.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kristy Wilson 
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice 
Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice 
700 Kipling St. 
Denver, CO 80215 
Phone: (303) 239-4567
Toll Free: 1-800-201-1325 
Fax: (303) 239-4491