Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG)

Program Title 
Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program (LLEBG) previously called the Local Law Enforcement Equipment Grant (LLEEG)
Program Description

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.

Program Funding
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.

Project and Program Funding Period 
April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

LLEBG | Announcement 2020-21 
LLEBG | Eligible Cities and Counties 2020-21
LLEBG | Request For Application (RFA) and Instructions
LLEBG | Grant Fund Guidelines 2020-21
LLEBG | Regional Clearinghouses


RFA FORM | SF 424 Form
RFA FORM | SF 424 Instructions    
RFA FORM | Request For Application LLEBG 2020-21
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
RFA FORM | Certifcation of Expenditure Compliance



LLEEG– Final Reporting Instructions 2021
LLEBG–Financial Reporting Form 2021
LLEBG-Inventory Report Form 2021
LLEBG-Quarterly Progress Report 2021