Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG)
Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program (LLEBG)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. BJA awards JAG Program funds to eligible states each year through a federal solicitation process.
In past funding cycles, the JAG Federal grant funds have been made available to cities/small jurisdictions and counties to support law enforcement agencies of hiring of officers, paying officer overtime, purchasing law enforcement equipment, enhancing school security, drug courts, adjudication of violent offenders, multijurisdictional task forces, crime prevention, and indemnification insurance.
These awards are made available to support small cities and counties that do not receive JAG federal funding directly from the Department of Justice. LLEBG funds are designated to support local police departments through the state’s Request For Application (RFA).
The LLEBG funds are directed toward improving the criminal justice services as it relates to the activities to crime prevention, control, or reduction or the enforcement of the criminal law, including but not limited to, police efforts to prevent, control, or reduce crime or to apprehend criminals.
Source of Funding
U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Statutory Authority: The JAG Program statute is Subpart I of Part E of Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. Title I of Public Law No. 90-351 (generally codified at 34 U.S.C. 10151-10158), including subpart 1 of part E (codified at 34 U.S.C. 10151 - 10158); see also 28 U.S.C. 530C(a).
Eligible Program Entities
LLEBG funds are made available to the units of local government within the state of Arkansas (city and county) that are ineligible to apply for direct federal JAG funds due to their small size. ((These small size units of local government are referred to as “less-than-$10,000 jurisdictions.”) The purpose of the funds are to support their local law enforcement agencies within their jurisdiction.
Eligibility Determination: For all cities and counties that report Part 1 violent crimes to the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) using the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), a three-year average is developed. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) uses this data to determine their ineligible listing. The cities and counties that do not receive a direct JAG federal award are eligible for the state’s LLEBG based on their average of reported violent crimes.
Cities and counties that are determined eligible for these grants are notified by mail regarding the Availability of Funding and the Request For Application process.
Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program Funding is based on the allocated funds from the state’s federal awards. When the violent crimes ranking is completed by BJA, a standard subgrant amount is determined by DFA-IGS. Eligible entities are awarded according to the availability of funding.
- Intergovernmental Services
- Grant Programs
- Request for Proposals
- Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP)
- Children’s Advocacy Program
- Arkansas Developmental Disabilities Council
- Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP)
- Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program
- Domestic Violence Shelter Fund
- Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)
- Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)
- Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG)
- Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program
- Pregnancy Resource Center Grant
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment For State Prisoners (RSAT) Program
- Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)
- State Drug Crime Enforcement and Prosecution Fund Grant
- Stop Violence Against Women Act (STOP)
- Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
- State Clearinghouse Project Notification & Review System
- State Technology Cost Analysis
- Statewide Cost Allocation Plan and Indirect Costs (SWCAP)
- Records Retention Schedule
- COAP CATEGORY 4-Special Project - Notice of Availability of Funds