Issue Brief 16-31
June 15, 2016

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced state and local allocations for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG). JAG is the largest sources of justice funding for state and local governments, providing assistance for a wide range of purposes. Its formula is based on population and violent crime statistics. Appropriations for FY 2016 were the same as the last two years, and totaled $376 million (plus an additional $100 million for presidential nominating conventions); set-asides and other activities reduced the amount available for formula grants to $266 million.