BJA FY 21 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program- Competitive

The summary for the BJA FY 21 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program- Competitive 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 21 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program- Competitive: The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. With this solicitation, BJA 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 forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services. Under the Coverdell Program, State Administering Agencies (SAAs) may apply for both formula and competitive funds. Units of local government may apply for competitive funds. This solicitation is ONLY for the competitive funds. An applicant that seeks to apply for Coverdell formula funds (consistent with 34 U.S.C. § 10563(a)(1)) available for grants to eligible states would need to apply under BJA's FY 2021 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Formula) solicitation.
Federal Grant Title: BJA FY 21 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program- Competitive
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance (USDOJ-OJP-BJA)
Grant Categories: Affordable Care Act
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: O-BJA-2021-09003
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.742
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 24th, 2021
Original Application Deadline: June 24th, 2021
Posted Date: May 7th, 2021
Creation Date: May 7th, 2021
Archive Date: March 27th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $4,454,484
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 13th, 2021
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-109003
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