National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Competitive Grant

BJA

Reduce SAK backlogs, solve more sexual assaults & reduce violent crime

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CFDA Number(s): 16.833 — National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2019-15228

Grant Deadline: Apr. 9, 2019

Address the issue and impact of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs)

This National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Competitive Grant program supports the Department of Justice’s mission by improving state and local jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime; and the functioning of the criminal justice system through the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from SAK evidence and the collection of lawfully owed DNA.

What this grant does for your agency

This National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Competitive Grant program supports the Department of Justice’s mission by improving state and local jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime; and the functioning of the criminal justice system through the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from SAK evidence and the collection of lawfully owed DNA.

What this grant does for your agency

SAKI supports the Department’s criminal justice priorities of reducing violent crime and
supporting law enforcement officers and prosecutors by:

(1) providing jurisdictions with resources to address sexual assault kits (SAKs) in their custody that have not been submitted to a forensic laboratory for testing by Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)-eligible DNA methodologies;
(2) improving investigation and prosecution in connection with evidence and cases resulting from the testing process; and
(3) providing sites with resources to collect DNA samples from qualifying individuals who should have a sample in CODIS (based on the type and time of the offense in relation to applicable state law), but from whom a sample has never been collected or submitted to a laboratory for testing.

As part of this work, BJA will provide investigators with assistance in how to more effectively question subjects, which could provide stronger investigative leads and build stronger prosecutions, which in turn could help solve more crimes.

In addition to unsubmitted SAKs, SAKI addresses 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, for example, as a result of a laboratory backlog. A separate program addresses laboratory backlogs and capacity.

Agencies awarded the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Competitive Grant receive funds to help them clear SAK backlogs.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $40,000,000

Award Ceiling: $2,500,000

Award Floor: $500,000

Expected Number of Awards: 28

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

Eligible applicants for Purpose Areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 are state law enforcement agencies, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), as well as governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agents, and prosecutor’s offices.

For Purpose Area 2, eligible applicants are limited to small law enforcement agencies with
fewer than 250 sworn officers or consortia of small law enforcement agencies, including tribal law enforcement agencies.

An applicant who previously received an award under the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) is eligible to apply for funding under all purpose areas included in this solicitation.

About the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA helps to make American communities safer by strengthening the nation’s criminal justice system: Its grants, training and technical assistance, and policy development services provide state, local, and tribal governments with the cutting edge tools and best practices they need to reduce violent and drug-related crime, support law enforcement, and combat victimization. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Tues., Apr. 9, 2019.

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BJA FY2017 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

BJAGrants up to $3,000,000

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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)

BJA FY2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

BJADrug Court Grants up to $1,500,000

Grant Website
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290852

Grant Guidelines
https://www.bja.gov/DrugCourts17/

Grant Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017

Up to 40 awards expected

BJA is accepting applications to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination, and offender management and recovery support services. The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders.

BJA will prioritize making awards to those jurisdictions who do not have an active BJA drug court award. BJA may also elect to fund applications submitted under this FY 2017 solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on, among other considerations, the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

What this grant does for your agency

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent, criminally involved persons with substance-use disorders, including those related to opioid substance-use disorders.

As one type of problem-solving courts, drug courts have been demonstrated (where
implemented in an evidence-based manner) to reduce recidivism and substance abuse among
high-risk participants with substance use disorders and increase their likelihood of successful rehabilitation through:

  • Early, continuous, and intense treatment;
  • Close judicial supervision and involvement (including judicial interaction with participants and frequent status hearings);
  • Mandatory and random drug testing;
  • Community supervision;
  • Appropriate incentives and sanctions; and,
  • Community Reintegration and Recovery support services/continuing care.

Agencies awarded the BJA FY2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program receive grants up to $1,500,000, depending on program category.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • State governments
  • County governments

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, Tues., Feb. 28, 2017.

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Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2017-11320. Apply for the BJA FY2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

BJA FY2017 Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents CAP

BJATraining, Technical Assistance and Outreach Program

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Grant Guidelines

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2017

1 award up to $300,000 for a 24-month project period

The arrest of a parent can have a significant impact on children, whether such children are present or not, and can often lead to feelings of shock, fear, anxiety, anger and resentment. Many law enforcement organizations do not have specific policies, procedures, or training that are intended to specifically address practices that could mitigate the potential of creating trauma associated with a parent’s arrest and/or other investigation actions carried out by law enforcement.

The Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents (CAP) Model Policy was developed in
collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Policy Center, in recognition of the need to address the impact of adverse childhood experiences that increase children’s risk of negative outcomes in adulthood. It has been recognized that law enforcement organizations across the nation, when pursuing their investigative and enforcement activities, may unintentionally contribute to stresses on children, creating trauma and furthering the potential of negative outcomes for these children as they enter adolescence and adulthood.

The CAP program concepts and model policy are substantially based on the principles of
trauma-informed care and are informed by subject matter experts well versed in this arena from agencies such as the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University; the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the Osborne Association; the Urban Institute; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence at Yale University, among others. To learn more about the relevant research, visit the CAP program page.

Funding under this program will support outreach efforts, training and technical assistance (TTA) to state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions. The focus is to further inform law enforcement and partner agencies about the CAP Model Policy, and help law enforcement agencies to institute relevant policies and procedures that are intended to reduce the exposure of children to trauma that may be created when a parent is taken into custody.

What this grant does for your agency

The CAP TTA and Outreach Program will deliver strategic training and technical assistance (TTA) as well as to support outreach efforts intended to inform law enforcement agencies and partner organizations about this Model Policy and the available resources, all intended to enhance law enforcement planning, processes and procedures intended to lead to better outcomes for the children of arrested parents. These efforts will require a multidisciplinary response, involving law enforcement agencies, child and human services organizations, educational institutions, courts, corrections, and other stakeholders groups.

BJA estimates it will make one award of no more than $300,000 for a 24-month project period, beginning on or before October 1, 2017.

BJA expects that any award under this solicitation will be made in the form of a cooperative agreement, which is a type of award that provides for OJP to have substantial involvement in carrying out award activities.

To meet the funding source eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must articulate their knowledge, experience, and capabilities in delivering national TTA and outreach in criminal justice program areas, which may also include non-justice or non-traditional stakeholders.
  • Applicants must identify their plan to meet all the requirements of the solicitation for conducting nationwide TTA; conducting outreach to inform law enforcement agencies about the CAP Model Policy; and providing assistance with the implementation of the Model Policy across the nation.
  • As a component of the outreach, applicants must describe their strategy for providing additional content to support the CAP Program webpage: www.BJA.gov/CAP. TTA may
    be delivered to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, and to stakeholder
    organizations partnering with the law enforcement agencies.
  • Priority consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate TTA and outreach expertise, and that propose comprehensive plans that include coordination among multiple stakeholder groups, and identify strategies intended to foster a shared commitment by government and stakeholder organizations alike.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, regional units of government, for-profit
    (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations (including tribal non- and for-profit
    organizations), faith-based and community organizations and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), Indian tribal organizations, and consortiums of subject matter experts, all with demonstrated experience providing national and local level training and technical assistance in this area.
  • For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee.

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., Feb. 16, 2017.

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Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2017-11401. Apply for the BJA FY2017 Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents CAP