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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program; State Drug Crime Enforcement and Prosecution Grant (SDCEP) Program 

Program Title 
Combination Edward Byrne Justice Assistance (Byrne-JAG) and State Drug Crime Enforcement and Prosecution Grant (SDCEP) Programs

Program Funding Period
July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 

Deadline for Application
Close of business, June 2, 2015.   Applications must be provided by e-mail by the close of business on that date in the format provided on the website.  The original documents must be placed in first class mail (P.O. Box 8031, Little Rock, AR  72203) or hand delivered (1515 West 7th Street, Suite 330, Little Rock, AR  72201)  by that same date.  Review of the applications will begin immediately, but no award will be made until original applications are received. 

Program Description
The Byrne JAG program allows state and local governments to support a broad range of activities in addressing drug control and the prevention of violent crime.  The SDCEP fund was created by Arkansas statute solely for multi-jurisdictional drug crime task forces (DTFs) to investigate and prosecute drug crimes within the State of Arkansas. The Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council will not give priority consideration for requests for “evidentiary purchases of controlled substances or information” or “Informant and witness compensation.”  Restrictions on the use of the SDCEP funds previously awarded for time period March 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015 remain.

Additional information regarding JAG funding can be found at: http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/SolicitationRequirements/index.htm

 Information on uses for the SDCEP Fund can be found at:
http://law.justia.com/codes/arkansas/2010/title-12/subtitle-2/chapter-17/12-17-107

Eligible Program Participants
Priority will be given to DTFs to enhance interagency coordination and intelligence while facilitating multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations.  Successful applicants will work cooperatively to detect, disrupt, and/or dismantle criminal drug-trafficking and gang organizations.

Method of Notification
Notice is announced through the formal publication of the availability of funds through the DF&A web-site, through the publication in a state-wide newspaper and direct notification to law enforcement agencies in the state.  Forms and instructions are available as a part of this notice.

Special Instructions
Awards will not be considered for more than the total funding for the DTFs for the period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015 for the JAG combo grant and March 1, 2014-February 28, 2015 for the stand-alone SDCEP grant.

Q&A
Questions tendered to DF&A from any prospective applicant will be posted to the DF&A website along with the answer provided.