Funding Opportunity: Applications now open for 2018 JAG

PROJECT Application deadline: February 16, 2018


The goal for the 2017 Colorado Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program as established by the Governor-appointed JAG Board is:

To support implementation of sustainable programs or to provide resources that prevent or reduce or address crime, delinquency, recidivism, or improve outcomes for those affected by crime, using innovative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based, promising or best practices.

Applicants who are applying for continuation funds or expecting to apply for continuation funding in future years (up to 48 months) for the same project will be expected to apply each year and reduce their requested funding by 10% for each subsequent year.

Amount available

At this time, it is unknown exactly how much will be available but it is anticipated that approximately $2.1 million will be available for 2018 JAG subgrant applications.

Award period 

January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 (NOTE NEW AWARD PERIOD)

Purpose Areas

JAG funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following program areas:

Corrections and Community Corrections
Crime Victims and Witness Programs (other than compensation)
Drug Treatment and Enforcement
Law Enforcement
Planning, Evaluation, and Technology Improvement
Prevention and Education
Prosecution, Court and Indigent Defense

Exclusions and Limitations

Please see JAG application instructions for a full list of items that are excluded or for which there are limitations for funding.

2018 Local Law Enforcement Grant (LLEG) funding

Due to reduced JAG funding, the LLEG funding will not be available in 2018.  All local law enforcement agencies are encouraged to apply for JAG funding under this solicitation.

Match/Other Budget Considerations

Although match is not a requirement with this funding, the JAG Board is highly encouraging all applicants to show a commitment from either state or local governments, a portion of a direct JAG award from BJA (for eligible jurisdictions), or other partner agencies through other funding committed to this project. This additional funding will need to be identified and documented in the application.

Eligibility Criteria

Units of government at the municipal, county and state level, including special districts may apply to the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance, Division of Criminal Justice, for a JAG grant. The JAG program strongly encourages partnerships, so applications may support projects involving combined teams of agencies at all levels and including non-profit organizations. However, non-profit organizations cannot apply directly for JAG funding*. Non-profit organizations may participate as a team member, with the government agency assuming overall responsibility and leadership for a project.

*The JAG Board finds that to prevent fragmentation of law enforcement it will accept limited grant applications from non-profit organizations representing statewide associations of local law enforcement.  These non-profits must include in their applications how the grant will benefit statewide priorities adopted annually by the Board. 

How to Apply

The 2018 JAG Application and instructions can be obtained through Colorado’s on-line application system, ZOOMGRANTS, located at A PDF of the instructions also can be downloaded here

Questions: Please take part in the 2018 JAG application training, review this announcement and read the 2018 JAG application instructions in its entirely (including the FAQ’s at the end of the instructions) before calling (  If you experience problems or have questions about how to use ZOOMGRANTS, contact Lindsey Johnson at  For questions regarding the JAG application, other than technical Zoomgrant issues, contact Kristy Wilson at or 303-239-4567.