30 day comment period - Justice Assistance Grant

Notice of Citizen Comment Period

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) recently received notification of available funding in the amount of $148,300 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for formula funding authorized through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)). The award is based on a formula using population and Part one Violent Crime statistics. The following information is provided in accordance with application requirements.  Public comments and questions should be emailed to JusticeAssistance@lexingtonky.gov. The deadline for submitting any comments on this allocation is 4 p.m. September 6, 2019.

Justice Assistance Grant

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) recently received notification of available funding from the United States Justice Department under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program 2019 Local Solicitation.  The JAG program provides local agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where needed most.  LFUCG is eligible to receive a formula amount of $148,300.

Awards are made in the first fiscal year of the appropriation and may be expended during the following 3 years.  Extensions beyond this period may be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of BJA and must be requested via the Grants Management System (GMS) no less than 30 days prior to the grant end date.

JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance,  and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Prosecution and court programs, including indigent defense
  • Prevention and education programs
  • Corrections and Community corrections programs
  • Drug treatment and enforcement programs
  • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs
  • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation)
  • Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.

The Lexington Police Department is recommending that these funds be expended as follows: 



Quantity Description




P&E 1 Incinerator $49,000 $49,000


N/A 9 Police Mountain Bikes $1,800 $16,200


N/A 3 Tactical Blankets $9,000 $27,000


ASU 1 Night Vision $14,000 $14,000




Speed Spies $1,900 $3,800




Pedestrian Barricades $100 $7,300


Traffic 1 Trailer for Barricades $5,000 $5,000


ERU 2 Spartan Shields $5,000 $10,000


ERU 1 Ceramic Tactical Blanket $12,000



CS 1 DARE Equipment $4,000 $4,000
Total         $148,300