NIJ FY17 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Competitive)

The summary for the NIJ FY17 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 National Institute of Justice, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
NIJ FY17 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Competitive): This program seeks to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner 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 25 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: NIJ FY17 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Competitive)
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Justice (USDOJ-OJP-NIJ)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NIJ-2017-11612
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.742
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 10th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: March 10th, 2017
Posted Date: January 10th, 2017
Creation Date: January 10th, 2017
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $11,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $11,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 54
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: January 10th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
State Administering Agencies (SAAs)
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (Hearing impaired only), by e-mail at [email protected], or by web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. Response Center hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET on the solicitation close date. General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/welcome.aspx. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx.
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