Forms:

Certifications relating to 8 U.S.C. § 1373 and certain other federal statutes related to immigration

Updated: November 2018

A. FY 2017 OJP Grant Programs

Form for certification from applicants to FY 2017 Byrne JAG Program

States and local governments that applied for awards under the FY 2017 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant ("Byrne JAG") Program were required to submit specific certifications from the chief legal officer of the applicant government (e.g., the Attorney General of the State) and the chief executive officer of the applicant government (e.g., the Governor or the Mayor) regarding the applicant's compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373. (An Indian tribe was not considered a "local government" for purposes of this certification.) The required certifications were to be submitted using forms provided earlier. The required certifications may, instead, be provided using the following forms:

Forms for certifications from prospective subrecipients under FY 2017 Byrne JAG Program

As set out more fully in the award document, a State or local government that received and accepted an award under the FY 2017 Byrne JAG Program must obtain a certification regarding compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 from any prospective subrecipient that is a State, local government, or "public" institution of higher education. (An Indian tribe is not considered a "local government" for purposes of this requirement.)

The certification by the prospective subrecipient must be made on the appropriate USDOJ form. The form must reflect accurately both the type of entity that plans to make the subaward (e.g., a recipient State or a recipient local government) and the type of entity that would receive the subaward (e.g., a local government or a "public" institution of higher education). In most situations, one of the four forms below will be appropriate. If an FY 2017 Byrne JAG recipient plans a subaward covered by the certification requirement and none of these four forms is appropriate, the recipient is to contact OJP to request an appropriate form.

FY 2017 Byrne JAG: Forms for Certification of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 by Prospective Subrecipient

B. FY 2018 OJP Grant Programs

Requirements for certifications regarding compliance with various federal statutes related to immigration will apply in certain FY 2018 OJP grant programs, with respect to States, local governments, and "public" institutions of higher education that are applicants and/or prospective subrecipients. When they apply, these certification requirements have been set out in the pertinent OJP program announcement ("solicitation"), and/or in the pertinent award document (if an award is made). Applicants should be aware that the required certifications may, instead, be provided using the forms below. In addition, applicants that already have submitted certifications may re-certify, if they choose to do so, using the forms below; in that event, OJP will substitute the re-certification for the original certification in the award file.

Associated forms for required certifications from prospective subrecipients also will be posted on this webpage, at or about the time OJP makes awards under the pertinent program.

Forms for required certifications from applicant to the FY 2018 Byrne JAG State program

FY 2018 Byrne JAG State: Forms for Certification of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. §§ 1373 & 1644 by Prospective Subrecipient

Forms for required certifications from applicant to the FY 2018 Byrne JAG Local program

FY 2018 Byrne JAG Local: Forms for Certification of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. §§ 1373 & 1644 by Prospective Subrecipient

Forms for required certifications from applicant to the FY 2018 Justice Reinvestment: Reducing Violent Crime by Improving Justice System Performance (BJA)

Forms for required certifications from applicant to FY 2018 Gang Suppression: A Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Approach to Address Gang Recruitment of Unaccompanied Alien Children (OJJDP)

Forms for required certifications from applicant to FY 2018 Gang Suppression Planning Grants Program (OJJDP)

Forms for required certifications from applicant to FY 2018 Supporting Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs to Improve Public Safety (BJA)

Forms for required certification from applicant to FY 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods ("PSN") Program (BJA)

Forms for certifications from prospective subrecipients under FY 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods ("PSN") Program (BJA)

Forms for certifications from prospective subrecipients under FY 2018 Title II Formula Grants ("Title II") Program (OJJDP)

This page is updated on an ongoing basis, as needed.