BJA FY 20 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 326460
Opportunity Number: BJA-2020-18433
Opportunity Title: BJA FY 20 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: 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
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 16.742
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-BJA
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Posted Date: Apr 20, 2020
Close Date: Jun 19, 2020
Last Updated Date: Apr 20, 2020
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: 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.
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