U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) is pleased to
announce it is accepting proposals effective April 8, 2024 and closing on May 20, 2024 for three federal Justice
Assistance Grants (FY2019, FY2020 and FY2021).

PRESS RELEASE -- LEPC Announces RFP Submission Deadlines for Federal Justice Assistance Grant

The Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC), with funding through the U.S. Department
of Justice, Office of Justice Programs is facilitating the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
Applications are being accepted from private non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, government
agencies, law enforcement programs, youth programs, rehabilitation, drug treatment and behavioral health
programs, to assist in implementing effective crime prevention, control, reduction, enforcement of criminal law,
and criminal justice improvement projects.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funds.
Funds are used to address law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence, to address drugrelated and juvenile delinquency issues, law enforcement programs, drug treatment and enforcement programs,
prevention and educational programs, prosecution and court programs, corrections and community corrections
programs, planning, evaluation and technology improvement programs, crime victim and witness programs and
mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs
and crisis intervention programs. For summer and after-school programs, the funding limit per application is
Non-profit organizations applying must include the following documents in their application package:
• A valid Unique Entity ID (UEI) number
• Registration on SAM.gov
• Certificate of Incorporation
• IRS Determination Letter regarding 50l(c)3 status.
• Articles of Incorporation
• A current Certificate of Good Standing from the Lt. Governor’s Office.
Failure to submit all documents by the scheduled deadline will result in disqualification for funding. Each grant
application must be received by LEPC electronically at the following email addresses, respectively, per
corresponding RFP, by no later than 4:00 pm, on Monday, May 20, 2024:
* 2019JAG@lepc.vi.gov
* 2020JAG@lepc.vi.gov
* 2021JAG@lepc.vi.gov
LEPC is committed to supporting criminal justice initiatives and programs, through collaboration, advise,
strategic planning and resources that promote safe communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands.