2020 Mobile Forensics Training Grants

Build Better Cases and Increase Conviction Rates

Grant Website, Guidelines, and Application

Grant Deadline: Mar. 2, 2020

Law Enforcement training for Mobile Forensics Software

Law enforcement agencies are having trouble keeping up with increasing amounts of cases involving cell phone data. Agencies have to ship cell phones to outside sources for their mobile forensic needs. This is time-consuming and can lead to a loss of data or legal precedence.

What this grant does for your agency

The Susteen Mobile Forensics Training Grant allows law enforcement agencies the ability to acquire their own mobile forensic software at steeply discounted prices , Agencies can now obtain multiple licenses and receive training with the grant.

New for 2020: Recent surveys have shown that obtaining evidence data in the field is now a top priority for law enforcement agencies. The new field triage device can be acquired as part of this program or by itself.

Agencies awarded the 2020 Mobile Forensics Training Grants receive training and software licenses for mobile forensics.

Expected Number of Awards: 50

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • Qualified Agencies should have less than 160 sworn officers/deputies.
  • Qualified Agency shall have a need for mobile forensic software or training.
  • Agency employee must be able to attend on-demand training for up-to 12 hours (does not need to be continuous) of total time.

About the Susteen

Founded in 1992 by Hiro Maruyama, Susteen, Inc. is an international design solution provider located in Southern California and specializing in the area of mobile data communications and computing. Susteen develops products that provide their clients value through technological innovations. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than Mar. 2, 2020.

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Apply for the 2020 Mobile Forensics Training Grants

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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Apply for the Susteen SecureView Mobile Forensics Law Enforcement Grants 2018

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.

Apply

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.

Apply

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