New Mexico

Department of Public Safety

Keeping New Mexico Safer Through Safe Roads and Safer Communities

Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

The Edward Byrne Justice Assistance (JAG) Program is administered by the U.S Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. This program’s objective is to provide state agencies and units of local government with the resources necessary to supplement funding in support of criminal justice activities by combating illicit drug issues and violent crime within eligible program purpose areas. JAG also provides critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives. Those eligible to apply for funding shall demonstrate that evidence-based projects and programs are in line with funding priorities established by the Edward Byrne Memorial Assistance Grant.

The New Mexico Drug Enforcement Advisory Council (DEAC) was established by Executive Order 96-14 to provide policy guidance concerning illegal drug issues and violent crime, and provides oversight of JAG program funding for the State of New Mexico. This governing board is comprised of state, local, and federal officials, and public community members.

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NMDPS) is the State Administering Agency for the JAG program. Over the last ten years, NMDPS has established solid partnerships with the Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department (BCSO), Clovis Police Department, Farmington Police Department, Las Vegas Police Department, New Mexico State Police and Santa Fe County in an effort to maintain a stable source of JAG funding for the law enforcement agencies throughout the State. The State’s Annual JAG Strategic Plan provides a yearly blueprint for JAG activities, to include the development of program goals, strategic action planning and the measurement of program outcomes. It is through our State’s JAG funding, that law enforcement agencies throughout the New Mexico are able to adequately provide necessary and meaningful law enforcement activities aimed at reducing, drug, violent crime, and gang activities in their respective communities.

Reporting Forms

Mandatory Training

2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Application Documents:

  1. Notice of funding availability  (NOFA)
  2. 2018 JAG solicitation
  3. 2018 JAG Application (PDF)
  4. 2018 JAG Application (Excel)
  5. Applicant Disclosure of High-Risk Status
  6. Job Duty Questionnaire (grant funded personnel only)

**Important information regarding 2018 Certification of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. §1373 & 1644**

All Subrecipients receiving 2018 JAG funding will be required to certify their compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 and 1644
18 JAG Cert 8 USC 1373 State to Local

All Subrecipients who pass thru funds to another local agency will be required to have the agency receiving funds certify their compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 and 1644
18 JAG Cert 8 USC 1373 Local to Local


Funding Eligibility:
Eligibility is limited only to New Mexico State and local law enforcement agencies who apply through the State Administering Agency, the NMDPS.

Mandatory Application Requirement:
The 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application cycle has begun. If you are interested in applying for this funding, please send one program and one fiscal representative from your agency to the mandatory Pre-Application Workshop. Please see the flier below:
Pre Application Workshop Flier

For any questions regarding the JAG program or the application process please contact:
GRANT MANAGER: Sheila McDonald
Phone: (505) 827-9115
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