Recovery Act: Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)


On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the landmark American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Recovery Act”). As one of its many elements, the Recovery Act provides the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with funding for grants to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement (including support for hiring), to combat violence against women, to fight internet crimes against children, to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to assist victims of crime, and to support youth mentoring.

This program enhances the quality of life in West Virginia through the fostering of a crime-free environment within local communities; helps ensure a swift, efficient, and effective criminal justice system reflective of the priorities of the community; and expands public awareness of the government system and the public’s rights and responsibilities within the criminal justice system.

Primary Contact:
Bonnie Bevers
Senior Criminal Justice Specialist
(304) 558-8814, Extension 53314
Secondary Contact:
Leslie Boggess
Associate Deputy Director
(304) 558-8814, Extension 53330


Applications are not being accepted at this time

Reporting Forms
Monthly Request for Reimbursement Form
Monthly Financial Recap Page
Monthly Project Financial Report Form
Monthly Progress Report Form
Monthly Timesheet
Travel Expense Form
Equipment Listing Form

Program Guidelines / Administrative Manual
The JAG Administrative Manual is currently not available.

Resource Materials / Publications
Bureau of Justice Assistance Recovery Act: JAG website website website
2009 Recovery Act: JAG Grant Awards Press Release