JAGC County Coordinators and 51% Process

County Coordinators

The first step in applying for a JAG-Countywide (JAGC) subaward is for the Board of County Commissioners for each of Florida’s 67 counties to submit a Certificate of Participation. This form notifies OCJG of the county’s intent to seek funding and designates an individual who will serve as the primary point of contact and oversee the county’s JAGC applications.

The County Coordinator is responsible for the following:
 
  • Ensuring that each applicant agency meets program eligibility requirements
  • Coordinating the 51% process
  • Ensuring that all 51% letters are submitted to OCJG prior to application
  • Distributing the SIMON announcement code and application instructions to the approved applicants
  • Overseeing application submissions within the jurisdiction to ensure deadlines are met
  • Obtaining required Certification of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 signed by the Chief Legal Officer of each applicant jurisdiction

Any questions regarding the roles and responsibilities above should be directed to the Office of Criminal Justice Grants. 

51% Process


Florida Administrative Code requires units of government who receive JAGC funds each a written consensus on the expenditure of those funds. 
The 51% letters must:
  • Represent at least 51% of the units of government within the county
  • Represent at least 51% of the population within the county
  • Be signed by the chief official for the unit of government (i.e. Mayor, Chairperson)
  • Identify each recipient, amount and the purpose of the project to be funded
  • Include the total amount of the county’s allocation 


A sample 51% letter can be found here.