John Bel Edwards
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux
Jim Craft
Executive Director


Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control drug trafficking, drug related crime, and violent crime. Based on their own local needs and conditions, agencies are provided with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.

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 purpose areas:

  • Law enforcement programs.
  • Prosecution and court programs.
  • Prevention and court programs.
  • Corrections and community corrections programs.
  • Drug treatment and programs.
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.

Local agencies apply for funding through the District Local Law Enforcement Planning Councils and the statewide agencies apply through the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.

Read about the merger of Bryne and LLEGB Grant Programs

BYRNE JAG Downloads


Word 2000
Word 2007
Application Instructions (revised July 2010)    
Application (revised May 2011)


Program Income Guidelines & Ceritifcation



 For more information, contact Ingram Scott @ 225.342.4988 or Linda Gautier @ 225.342.1703

updated 02/24/2016