Local Law Enforcement Equipment Grant (LLEEG)

Program Title 
Local Law Enforcement Equipment Grant Program (LLEEG) previously called the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG)
Program Description
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. LLEEG funds are designated to support local police departments through the state’s Request Application (RFA). 

The LLEEG 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.530 C (a).

Eligible Program Entities 
LLEEG 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 LLEEG based on their average of reported violent crimes. 

Cities and counties that are determined eligible for these grants are notified by mail as well as posted to the DFA-IGS Website regarding the Availability of Funding and the Request  Application (RFA) process

Program Funding
Local Law Enforcement 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 amount is determined by DFA-IGS. Eligible entities are awarded according to the state’s availability of funding.

Next Project Period-LLEEG Timeline
Application Deadline:  Friday, January 18, 2019
Award Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
Project Period:  April 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019

LLEEG | Announcement 2018-19 
LLEEG | Eligible Cities and Counties 2018-19
LLEEG | Request For Application (RFA) and Instructions
LLEEG | Grant Fund Guidelines 2018-19
LLEEG | Regional Clearinghouses
RFA FORM | SF 424 Form
RFA FORM | SF 424 Instructions    
RFA FORM | Request For Application LLEEG 2018-19
RFA FORM | DFA-IGS General and Special Conditions
RFA FORM | Standard Assurances (Federal)
RFA FORM | Assurances Non Construction SF424B (Federal)
RFA FORM | Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion Lower Tier Covered Transactions (Federal)
RFA FORM | Certification Regarding Lobbying, Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Federal)
RFA FORM | Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) Certification (Federal)
RFA FORM | Certification Sub Recipient – 1373 (Federal)
RFA FORM | W-9 Form and Instructions
RFA FORM | Form Only-Project Narrative Question #24
RFA FORM | Form Only-Budget Request Justification Question #25
LLEEG– Final Reporting Instructions 2019
LLEBG–Financial Reporting Form 2019    
LLEBG-Inventory Report Form 2019
LLEBG-Quarterly Progress Report 2019