FY2018 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

COPSCombat illegal methamphetamine manufacture and distribution

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT.

Grants up to $2 million

The 2018 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program is a competitive grant program that advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.

What this grant does for your agency

CAMP funds must be used to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine (including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers).

This solicitation will be very competitive. Agencies that plan to participate in anti-methamphetamine task forces with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team structures will be given additional consideration.

Approximately $8 million in funding is available for FY 2018 CAMP. Each grant is two years (24 months) in duration, and there is no local match. Each grant recipient may receive a maximum of $2 million.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

The fiscal year (FY) 2018 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) is a competitive award program with a focus on advancing public safety by providing funds to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. CAMP provides funding directly to state law enforcement agencies in states with high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures for the purpose of locating and investigating illicit activities including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers. Only state law enforcement agencies authorized by law or by a state agency to engage in or to supervise anti-methamphetamine investigative activities are eligible to apply for funding. Additional consideration will be given to agencies participating in anti-methamphetamine task forces with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team structures. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. More

Grant Deadline

Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT.

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FY2018 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

COPSCombat heroin, unlawful opoid distribution

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT

Grants up to $3 million

The 2018 Anti-Heroin Task Force Program is a competitive grant program that assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids. AHTF funds shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

What this grant does for your agency

AHTF provides funding for 24 months directly to state law enforcement agencies with high rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids. AHTF funds awarded in this program shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities, including activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids or unlawful diversion and distribution of prescription opioids.

AHTF will be open to state law enforcement agencies with multi-jurisdictional reach and an interdisciplinary team (e.g., task force) structures.

These state law enforcement agencies must have primary law enforcement authority over heroin and other opioids seizures.

The COPS Office anticipates making approximately 10 2018 AHTF awards for a total of approximately $32,000,000. Funding requests under this program will be capped at $3,000,000 per award.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

The fiscal year (FY) 2018 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force Program (AHTF) is a competitive program with a focus on advancing public safety by providing funds to investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids, or unlawful heroin and prescription opioid traffickers through statewide collaboration. AHTF funds awarded in this program shall be used for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities, including activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids or unlawful diversion and distribution of prescription opioids. AHTF will be open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and an interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures. These state law enforcement agencies must have primary law enforcement authority over heroin and other opioids seizures.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. More

Grant Deadline

Applications are due by June 27, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT.

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COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

COPSUp to $10 million for community policing

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: June 7, 2018, 7:59 PM EDT

Develop and implement community policing programs in your jurisdiction

The 2018 Community Policing Development Program is a competitive grant program designed to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through:

  • training and technical assistance
  • the development of innovative community policing strategies
  • field-directed law enforcement microgrants
  • guidebooks, and
  • best practices that are national in scope

The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing.

What this grant does for your agency

Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities. The 2018 CPD program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective community policing strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement and community partners, increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using proven community policing practices and institutionalize community policing practice in routine business.

Agencies awarded the COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) Program receive funds for projects related to the following topic areas:

  • Incorporating Community Policing into Contemporary Broken Windows Theory Applications
  • Supporting First Amendment Rights: The Community Policing Approach
  • Partnerships to Address Labor Trafficking
  • Online Law Enforcement Training
  • Supporting First-Line Supervisors
  • Field-Initiated Law Enforcement Microgrants
    • Peer Support for Officer Safety and Wellness
    • Human Trafficking
    • Hate Crimes
    • Recruitment and Hiring
    • Incident-Specific After-Action Reviews
    • Child and Youth Engagement
  • Open Topic Area
  • Tribal Training and Technical Assistance

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

The Fiscal Year 2018 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program is a competitive solicitation, open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

About the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.

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Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, June 7, 2018.

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Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP)

BVP body armor grant - Bulletproof Vest PartnershipBody armor for state and local law enforcement

Grant Website and Guidelines

Grant Deadline: All applications must be submitted online by 6:00 pm ET, May 29, 2018

Over 1 million body armor vests awarded since 1999

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP), created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement. Since 1999, the BVP program has awarded more than 13,000 jurisdictions, a total of $430 million in federal funds for the purchase of over one million vests (1,294,837) as of July, 2017).

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) receive funds for state and local law enforcement officers to procure body armor.

Documentation Requirement: Grantees are required to keep documentation to support the BVP vest application and payment requests for at least a three year period.

Other Federal Funds: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds or other federal funding sources may not be used to pay for that portion of the bullet proof vest (50%) that is not covered by BVP funds. JAG or other federal funds may be used to purchase vests for an agency, but they may not be used as the 50% match for BVP purposes.

NEW: Uniquely Fitted Armor Vest Requirement The BVP Reauthorization Act of 2015 included a provision that states that BJA may give preferential consideration to BVP recipients that provide armor vests to law enforcement officers that are uniquely fitted for such officers, including vests uniquely fitted to individual female law enforcement officers. This provision is applicable to FY 17 BVP awards moving forward. Please see the BVP Reauthorization Act of 2015 amendment for reference: https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ155/PLAW-114publ155.pdf.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines

About the OJP

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 6:00 p.m. ET, May 29, 2018.

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Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

NIJ National Institute of JusticeAwards of up to $250,000

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 30, 2018.

Forensic Science Improvement Grants for Law Enforcement Agencies

About

The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program funding is available as two separate solicitations – formula and competitive.

Register & Apply

Applicants to the competitive solicitation must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application under this solicitation.

Both State Administering Agencies (SAAs) and units of local government are eligible to apply for the competitive funds.

Review the solicitation.

Full Description

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for competitive funding under the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (the Coverdell program), which awards grants to States and units of local government to help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner/coroner’s office services.

Among other things, funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to train and employ forensic laboratory personnel and mediocolegal death investigators, as needed, to eliminate such a backlog.

Under the Coverdell program, State Administering Agencies (SAAs) are eligible to apply for both formula and competitive funds. Units of local government are eligible to apply for competitive funds only. This solicitation is ONLY for the competitive funds.

NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. See also NIJ.gov’s funding FAQ page.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are limited to States (including territories) and units of local government.

State Administering Agencies (SAAs) apply on behalf of States, including any State government
entity.

For information on eligibility, see Section C. Eligibility Information.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or
management fee.

Grant Purposes

A State or unit of local government that receives a Coverdell grant must use the grant for one or
more of these six purposes:

  1. To carry out all or a substantial part of a program intended to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science or medical examiner/coroner’s office services in the State, including those services provided by laboratories operated by the State and those operated by units of local government within the State.
  2. To eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic science evidence, including, among other things, a backlog with respect to firearms examination, latent prints, impression evidence, toxicology, digital evidence, fire evidence, controlled substances, forensic pathology, questioned documents, and trace evidence.
  3. To train, assist, and employ forensic laboratory personnel and medicolegal death investigators, as needed to eliminate such a backlog.
  4. To address emerging forensic science issues (such as statistics, contextual bias, and uncertainty of measurement) and emerging forensic science technology (such as high throughput automation, statistical software, and new types of instrumentation).
  5. To educate and train forensic pathologists.
  6. To fund medicolegal death investigation systems to facilitate accreditation of medical examiner and coroner offices and certification of medicolegal death investigators.

Federal Award Information

NIJ expects to make awards of up to $250,000, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $2,875,000. NIJ expects to make awards for a 12-month period of performance, to begin on January 1, 2019. Applicants should be aware that the total period of an award, including one that receives a project period extension, ordinarily will not exceed three years.

All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

Available Funding: As of the writing of this solicitation, no full-year appropriation has been enacted for the Department of Justice for FY 2018 and thus the amount (if any) that will be made available for the Coverdell program is not known. The figures and calculations reflected in this solicitation (for example, the estimated minimum award to States and the estimated amount of formula funds, by State) are based on an estimated total amount available of $11,500,000, although the amount ultimately made available could be higher or lower (or even zero). Applicants are strongly advised to check for updates to the solicitation prior to submitting applications.

Register and apply at Grants.gov

Susteen SecureView Mobile Forensics Law Enforcement Grants 2018

Susteen Mobile Forensics

For Police Departments, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Correctional Facilities

Grant Website & Guidelines

150 Law Enforcement grant openings for 2018

Susteen 2018 Mobile Forensic Grant spaces are now open. New Tech Grant Now Available with Apple Technology. All sized agencies can apply and receive approval within 24 hours. Grants require some matching funds.

What this grant does for your agency

Susteen has released space for their SCOMF and SVNG mobile forensic grants. New this year is an Apple Technology grant for agencies who require Apple Forensic Workstations for their labs. Discounts are available for both large and small agencies. Acquire assistance to receive much needed advanced mobile forensics software and passcode breaking capability for your agency. The software works with current tools or is perfect for agencies with no current mobile forensic capabilities. Space is limited and time restricted so please view eligibility information today.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

The ability to capture and analyze information such as deleted data, texts, calls and Application information from social networking sites is paramount. The Susteen Secure View Next Generation Grant (SVNG) and Community Outreach grant (SCOMF), give law enforcement agencies the ability to acquire Next Generation mobile forensics software at steeply discounted prices using matching funds. This new law enforcement grant for 2018 includes all new pincode/passcode breaking capabilities for both Androids and iPhones. For more information on either of these law enforcement grants, please contact us at your earliest convenience as law enforcement grants are limited.

Description of Project:

  • Goals: The Susteen Mobile Forensics Grant should be used by law enforcement agencies to help build better cases and increase conviction rates. This should be a benefit to the community that they serve.
  • Objectives: The law enforcement grant’s objective is to allow law enforcement agencies access to Next Generation cell phone forensics tools that can be used asap. Including advanced analytics for current forensics software users. Law Enforcement agencies will be better equipped to handle the increasing amount of cases involving cell phone data.
  • Process: Contact us for application, return and allocate matching funds. Police Department Grants are available on an immediate needs basis. Police Grant is non-competitive as it is first come, first serve.
  • Outcome: This Police Department grant will provide up to 180 law enforcement agencies the ability to obtain Next-Generation mobile-forensic software at a steeply discounted rate.
  • Integration: The Secure View Next-Gen NUC computer complements current software in use at law enforcement agencies and will integrate current reports and data.
  • Training: Training IS included at no additional cost.
  • Secure View 4: The “go to” software for the cell phone forensic investigator. Secure View 4 supports over 15,000 phones, tablets and devices. Secure View is the only mobile forensic tool that provides 3 specific processes for examination: Acquire, Analyze, and Report. Along with the SV Strike, your software can access thousands of locked cell phones.

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • Police Departments, Homeland Security, and all Law Enforcement can apply for this grant..

About Susteen

Susteen is a world leader in the mobile forensic industry and its Secure View mobile forensic software is in use with over one thousand law enforcement and government agencies nationwide. Susteen’s new Burner Breaker is the only tool in the world capable of easily acquiring pincodes/passcodes/patterns on thousands of locked phones. Susteen’s new Cloud Analyzer is now available! Quickly and easily acquire evidence data from popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail and more. More

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Easy-to-follow grant listings show you programs available for your department and tell you when deadlines loom.
Easy-to-follow grant listings show you programs available for your department and tell you when deadlines loom.

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NIJ FY2017 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence – Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR)

NIJ National Institute of JusticeForensics grant up to $3,600,000

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Apr. 28, 2017

Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting for Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting (SAFE-ITR) program. The program will fund States, units of local government, and tribal governments to implement an evidence management program to inventory, track, and report untested and unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs).

From the time an evidence SAK is collected to the time it leaves the laboratory and the case receives final disposition in court, the status and location of the SAK will be known. This program furthers the Department’s mission to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

What this grant does for your agency

This SAFE-ITR program will help defray costs associated with the following three tasks, defined for purposes of this program as set out immediately below:

  • Task 1: Inventory. The term “inventory” refers to a detailed and descriptive list of articles or items (for purposes of this solicitation, SAKs) containing information such as, but not limited to: item identifiers, quantity, and location of the item.
  • Task 2: Tracking. The term “tracking” refers to the monitoring and accounting of SAKs through the course, or path, of their movement from collection through final disposition.
  • Task 3: Reporting. The term “reporting” refers to the task of delivering a written report to the appropriate entity within the prescribed time period and with the applicable data provided.

Agencies awarded the NIJ FY2017 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence – Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) receive an award in the form of a cooperative agreement.

Total funding for this solicitation and the number of awards made will depend on the availability of funds, the quality of the applications, and other pertinent factors. Applicants should propose a performance period of no longer than 36 months beginning January 1, 2018.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,600,000, and the estimated Award Ceiling is $3,600,000. Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • State governments
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Eligible applicants are States, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) that collect, store, maintain, and/or send forensic DNA evidence to an existing and accredited crime laboratory that complies with the DNA Quality Assurance Standards and participates in the National DNA Index System (NDIS).

About the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

NIJ—the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice—is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective an​d independent knowledge and tools to inform the decision-making of the criminal justice community to reduce crime and advance justice, particularly at the state and local levels. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Fri., Apr. 28, 2017.

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Funding Opportunity Number: NIJ-2017-11605. Apply for the NIJ FY2017 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence – Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR)

NIJ Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants

NIJ National Institute of JusticeForensics grants up to $250,000

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Mar. 10, 2017

Improve forensic science or medical examiner/coroner’s office services

The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (the Coverdell program) awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services. Among other things, funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to train and employ forensic laboratory personnel, as needed, to eliminate such a backlog. State Administering Agencies (SAAs) may apply for both “base” (formula) and competitive funds. Units of local government may apply for competitive funds.

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants must use the grant for one or more of these 3 purposes:

  • To carry out all or a substantial part of a program intended to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science or medical examiner/coroner services in the State, including those services provided by laboratories operated by the State and those operated by units of local government within the State.
  • To eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic science evidence, including, among other things, a backlog with respect to firearms examination, latent prints, toxicology, controlled substances, forensic pathology, questioned documents, and trace evidence.
  • To train, assist and employ forensic laboratory personnel as needed to eliminate such a backlog.
  • To address emerging forensic science issues (such as statistics, contextual bias, and uncertainty of measurement) and emerging forensic science technology (such as high throughput automation, statistical software, and new types of instrumentation).
  • To educate and train forensic pathologists.
  • To fund medicolegal death investigation systems to facilitate accreditation of medical examiner and coroner offices and certification of medicolegal death investigators.

The types of expenses listed below generally may be paid with Coverdell funds:

  • Personnel. Funds may be used for forensic science or medical examiner/coroner personnel, overtime, fellowships, visiting scientists, interns, consultants, or contracted staff.
  • Computerization. Funds may be used to upgrade, replace, lease, or purchase computer hardware and software for forensic analyses and data management.
  • Laboratory equipment. Funds may be used to upgrade, lease, or purchase forensic laboratory or medical examiner/coroner equipment and instrumentation.
  • Supplies. Funds may be used to acquire forensic laboratory or medical examiner/coroner supplies.
  • Accreditation. Funds may be used to prepare for laboratory accreditation by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB), Forensic Quality Services (FQS), the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), or other appropriate accrediting bodies. Funds also may be used for application and maintenance fees charged by appropriate accrediting bodies.
  • Education, training and certification. Funds may be used for appropriate internal and external training of staff that are directly and substantially involved in providing forensic science or medical examiner/coroner services. In appropriate cases, funds also may be used for fees charged by appropriate certifying bodies for certification of staff in specific forensic discipline areas. All education, training, and certification activities must be designed to improve the quality and/or timeliness of forensic science or medical examiner/coroner services. The grant application should demonstrate that the proposed training or certification is directly related to the job position and duties of the individual(s) receiving the training or seeking certification.
  • Facilities. Funds may be used for program expenses relating to facilities, provided the expenses are directly attributable to improving the quality and/or timeliness of forensic science or medical examiner/coroner services. Funds also may be used for renovation and/or construction undertaken as part of the applicant’s program to improve the quality and/or timeliness of forensic science or medical examiner/coroner services. See the specific year’s solicitation to which you are applying for detailed on limitations on use of funds for costs of new facility.
  • Administrative expenses. Not more than 10 percent of the total amount of a Coverdell grant may be used for administrative expenses.

NIJ expects that any award under this solicitation will be in the form of a grant. Only a limited number of grants will be awarded. NIJ expects to make awards for a 12-month period of performance, to begin on January 1, 2018.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

States and units of local government may apply for NFSIA funds. States may be eligible for both “base” (formula) and competitive funds. Units of local government within States may be eligible for competitive funds and may apply directly to NIJ. Any State application for funding must be submitted by the Coverdell State Administering Agency (SAA). (Other interested state agencies or departments must coordinate with their respective SAAs.) Each applicant must satisfy the specific application requirements outlined in this announcement, the general requirements for NIJ and OJP grants, and all other applicable legal requirements.

About the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

NIJ — the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective an​d independent knowledge and tools to inform the decision-making of the criminal justice community to reduce crime and advance justice, particularly at the state and local levels. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Fri., Mar. 10, 2017.

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Funding Opportunity Number: NIJ-2017-11612. Apply for the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants

BJA FY2017 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

BJAGrants up to $3,000,000

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: Mar. 2, 2017

Test Untested Sexual Assault Kits & Prevent Sexual Assaults

The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding to test untested sexual assault kits, prevent sexual assaults, and improve the criminal justice system’s response to sexual assaults.

What this grant does for your agency

The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI), administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), provides funding through a competitive grant program to support
multidisciplinary community response teams engaged in the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions’ approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs). The focus of this solicitation is on those “unsubmitted kits” which are defined as SAKs that have not been submitted to a forensic laboratory for testing with CODIS-eligible DNA methodologies. This includes partially tested SAKs as defined below. This program is not directed at untested kits that have been submitted to forensic labs for testing with CODIS-eligible DNA methodologies but are delayed for testing for longer than 30 days, e.g., as a result of a backlog of work in the laboratory. These are separate and distinct issues.

The goal of the SAKI is the creation of a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to these cases, whenever possible, through a victim-centered approach, as well as to build jurisdictions’ capacity to prevent the development of conditions that lead to high numbers of unsubmitted SAKs in the future. This holistic program provides jurisdictions with resources to address their unsubmitted SAK issue, including support to inventory, test, and track SAKs; create and report performance metrics; access necessary training to increase effectiveness in addressing the complex issues associated with these cases and engage in multidisciplinary policy development, implementation, and coordination; and improve practices related to investigation, prosecution, and victim engagement and support in connection with evidence and cases resulting from the testing process. In FY 2015, 20 SAKI-site based grants were awarded to jurisdictions across the country for a total of $30,196,409. In FY 2016, 19 SAKI site-based grants were awarded for a total of $24,744,114, along with 7 supplemental awards to FY 2015 sites totaling $6,649,617.

Agencies awarded the BJA FY2017 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) receive a grant of up to $3,000,000.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded. With estimated total program funding of $4,100,000, 57 awards are expected.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • Eligible applicants for Purpose Areas 1 and 3 are law enforcement agencies of states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), prosecutor’s offices, or a governmental non-law enforcement agency acting as fiscal agent for one of the previously listed types of eligible applicants.
  • Eligible applicants for Purpose Area 2 are limited to Small Law Enforcement Agencies with less than 250 sworn officers OR consortia of small law enforcement agencies.
  • State governments
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

About the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Thurs., Mar. 2, 2017.

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Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2017-11548. Apply for the BJA FY2017 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)