BJA FY 20 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

The summary for the BJA FY 20 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
BJA FY 20 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program: This program seeks to improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by States and units of local government. 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. The Coverdell Act requires that 15 percent of program funds be awarded competitively. These competitive funds may be awarded to SAAs or dispersed directly to units of local government based on the merits of the respective applications. This solicitation will fund competitive awards only.
Federal Grant Title: BJA FY 20 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance (USDOJ-OJP-BJA)
Grant Categories: Employment, Labor and Training, Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA), Information and Statistics, Law, Justice and Legal Services, Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2020-18433
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 16.742
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 19th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: June 19th, 2020
Posted Date: April 20th, 2020
Creation Date: April 20th, 2020
Archive Date: July 19th, 2020
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 20th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments
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