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Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

FY 2015 Local Solicitation


The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has announced the availability of grant funds to local units of government through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. The City of Portland, Multnomah County and the City of Gresham will apply for a joint total of $437,882.

The JAG program allows local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The funding distribution is based on population and crime statistics as well as law enforcement expenditure data.  

There are six purpose areas under JAG:

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

More information may be found at

The application was submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice on June 24, 2015. The joint application and application ordinance were on the June 17, and June 24, 2015, Regular Council agendas. 

The Portland Police Bureau, as the lead applicant of the application, provides the opportunity for public comment on the proposals contained in the application. To share comments or questions, contact Catherine Reiland, Senior Business Operations Manager, 503-823-0727 or email: 

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