Office of Criminal Justice Grants

JAG-Direct (JAGD) Application Process

The JAGD program provides an allocation to units of local government who do not receive funding directly from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP). OJP issues awards directly to eligible locals if the allocation is greater than $10,000. For amounts less than $10,000, OJP provides the money for OCJG to administer.

Awards under Florida's JAGD program range from $1,000 to $10,000. The award amount is determined by entering the most recent Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Total Index Crime numbers into a formula-based funding matrix. The steps below outline the process for applying for JAGD funds through OCJG.

Step 1: Soliciation Review and Application Submission

Prior to submitting an application, prospective recipients should carefully review all information in the posted award solicitation. The solicitation provides information on eligible projects, program requirements and other important details as they relate to application and subsequent award. READ THE SOLICITATION!

Once the solicitation is carefully reviewed, prospective recipients must submit an online application in AmpliFund. For questions or assistance in submitting the online application, please contact the grant manager assigned to your county.

Step 2: Application Review and Approval

OCJG members review application submissions and notify the prospective recipient of any additional information, modifications, or forms required prior to approval. Once the application is ready for approval, OCJG will notify the prospective recipient to review the final application and provide signature pages for execution.

Step 3: Post-Award

Once signature pages are received, OCJG approves the award in AmpliFund, executes the award documents, and makes copies available to the recipient within the grant management system. Upon receipt of the award documents, recipients are advised to carefully review all enclosures to ensure there are no special conditions applied to the award. If there are special conditions on the award, recipients should contact their assigned grant manager for more information PRIOR to beginning project activities.

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