BJA FY 22 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program - Competitive

The summary for the BJA FY 22 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 22 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program - Competitive: OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. This program furthers the Department's mission by providing states and units of local government with tools needed to meet the challenges of crime and justice. With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks proposals for competitive funding under the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (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 2022 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Formula) solicitation.
Federal Grant Title: BJA FY 22 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program - Competitive
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance (USDOJ-OJP-BJA)
Grant Categories: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: O-BJA-2022-171341
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.742
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 22nd, 2022
Original Application Deadline: June 22nd, 2022
Posted Date: May 12th, 2022
Creation Date: May 12th, 2022
Archive Date: July 10th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $4,395,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 12th, 2022
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
For purposes of this solicitation, "state" means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process to be eligible for FY 2022 DOJ discretionary grant funding. To become certified, the law enforcement agency must meet two mandatory conditions: (1) the agency’s use-of-force policies adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and (2) the agency’s use-of-force policies prohibit chokeholds except in situations where use of deadly force is allowed by law. The certification requirement also applies to law enforcement agencies receiving DOJ discretionary grant funding through a subaward. For detailed information on this certification requirement, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/SafePolicingEO to access the Standards for Certification on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Implementation Fact Sheet, and the List of Designated Independent Credentialing Bodies. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2022-171341
Grant Announcement Contact
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For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ's Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or [email protected]. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only), or by email at [email protected]. The OJP Response Center hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., eastern time Monday-Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the solicitation closing date.
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