JAG Funding Announcement 2022



Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) 2022 offered through the Office of Adult and Juvenile Assistance (OAJJA)

Project Application Deadline

March 11, 2022


The goal for the 2022 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.   Continuation applicants are no longer required to decrease their requests until the 4th year when they are asked to reduce their budgets by 15% of the prior year’s award.


Project Application Due Date:

March 11, 2022

Amount available:

$2.4 million will be available for 2022 JAG subgrant applications.

Award period:  

JAG Subgrants – January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023


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 
  • Mental Health Programs and related Law Enforcement and Corrections Programs

Exclusions and Limitations:

Please see the JAG Application General Information document in the Library in ZOOMGRANTS for a full list of items that are excluded or for which there are limitations for funding.  

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.



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 2022 JAG Application and instructions can be obtained through Colorado’s on-line application system, ZOOMGRANTS.


Before calling the Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance, please review this announcement and read the 2022 JAG application instructions, JAG General Information, and FAQs.  These documents are located in the Library in ZOOMGRANTS.

If you experience problems or have questions about how to use ZOOMGRANTS, contact Gillian Trickett (dcjgms@state.co.us).  

For questions regarding the JAG application, other than technical ZoomGrants issues, contact Michele Lovejoy at michele.lovejoy@state.co.us or 720.498.7205.