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This RFP provides the all information necessary to prepare and submit a proposal to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2017, 2018, and 2019 grant funds, subject to an award to California from the Federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

Proposals must be received by the BSCC by 5:00 p.m. on April 25, 2019.

  • 2018 JAG Request for Proposals - Word
  • 2018 JAG RFP Budget Attachment - Excel

2018 JAG Program Key Dates

Activity Tentative Dates
Release RFP December 6, 2018
Bidders' Conferences 1)  Sacramento:  January 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m., BSCC Training Room (Livestream)
2)  Los Angeles:  Date, time and location to be announced
Notice of Intent to Apply Due to BSCC January 31, 2019
Grant Proposal Due to BSCC (must be received by 5:00 p.m.) April 25, 2019
BSCC Technical Review April 26 2019 thru May 7, 2019
Rating Process May 14, 2019
Development of Funding Recommendations July 24-25, 2019
ESC Recommendations Presented to the Board September 12, 2019
New Grant Begins October 1, 2019
New Grantee Orientation (Mandatory) November 7, 2019
Local Evaluation Plan Due to the BSCC December 31, 2020
End of Grant Cycle September 30, 2022
Final Local Evaluation Report Due to the BSCC December 31, 2022

JAG Executive Steering Committee Roster  PDF 

  Name Title Organization/Agency
1 Linda Penner(Co-chair) Chairperson Board of State and Community Corrections
2 Mark Delgado Executive Director Los Angeles County's Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee, Los Angeles County
3 Eric Durnell Ph. D. Candidate Social Psychology, California State University San Francisco, San Francisco County
4 David Fernandez Senior Special Agent California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations, Sacramento County
5 Robin Lipetzky Public Defender Contra Costa County
6 Lyle Martin Police Chief Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County
7 Steven Meinrath Attorney Sacramento County
8 Debbie Paolinelli Assistant County Administrative Officer Fresno County
9 Jonathan Raven Chief Deputy District Attorney Yolo County
10 Darren Thompson Sheriff-Coroner San Benito County
11 Erik Upson Police Chief Benicia Police Department, Solano County
12 Erica Webster Master's Candidate Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
13 Charles White, Ph. D. Director, Criminal Justice Azusa Pacific University, San Diego County
Date Day Time Location Agendas
January 23, 2019 Wednesday 10:00 a.m. BSCC Training Room - Livestream
Attachment 1     Attachment 2     Attachment 3
February 1, 2019 Friday 10:00 a.m. Van Nuys State Office Building Auditorium
6150 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys CA 91401

JAG RFP Process Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • JAG RFP FAQs 3/28/19 – PDF

FAQs regarding the JAG RFP process will be updated periodically until April 25, 2019, the due date for proposal submissions.

For FY 2017 JAG funding, OJP sought to impose conditions related to immigration enforcement as requirements for state and local governments to receive JAG funding. On November 20, 2018, a United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order enjoining the enforcement of these immigration enforcement conditions. Consequently, the Bureau of Justice Assistance will not enforce these conditions against the State of California or any subrecipients that receive JAG funding through the Board of State and Community Corrections.

State of California, ex rel. Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of the State of California v. Jefferson B. Sessions III, Attorney General of the United States, et al. - Amended Judgement and Order

2018 BSCC Application to BJA for Byrne JAG Funding - PDF

BJA’s 2017 JAG Award to California - PDF

The JAG Program is authorized under 34 USC Subtitle I, CHAPTER 101, SUBCHAPTER V, Part A: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program - 34 U.S.C. §§ 10151-10158

U.S. DOJ, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) JAG Page - BJA JAG Program Page

2018 JAG Program FAQs from BJA – BJA JAG FAQs

BJA 2017 and 2018 JAG Award Special Notices re: JAG Award Conditions - Link

2013 Byrne JAG Stakeholder Survey: A Survey of the BSCC’s California Stakeholders - PDF

For information about the JAG Program please contact Daryle McDaniel, Field Representative, at (916) 341-7392 or

If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: All public comments will be compiled and provided to the Executive Steering Committee. The public is also welcome to provide public comment in person at the ESC meetings. The ESC meeting dates will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.