NIJ FY18 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

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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.
Related Programs

Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grant Program

Department of Justice


Agency: Department of Justice

Office: National Institute of Justice

Estimated Funding: $1,725,000


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full Announcement

Additional Information of Eligibility:
1.

Agricultural Business.

A business entity that provides, holds, delivers, transports, offers, or sells agricultural products or services.

2.

Agricultural Cooperative.

A group-owned or member-owned entity or business that provides, offers, or sells agricultural products or services for the mutual benefit of their members.

3.

Producer Network.

A producer group- or member-owned organization or business that provides, offers, or sells agricultural products or services through a common distribution system for the mutual benefit of their members.

4.

Producer Associations.

An organization or other business that assists, represents, or serves producers or a producer network.

5.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network.

A formal group of farms that work collectively to offer consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s), often on a subscription or membership basis.

Customers have access to a selected share or range of farm products offered by the group of farmers based on partial or total advance payment of a subscription or membership fee.

6.

CSA Associations.

An organization or other business that assists or serves, represents, or services CSAs or CSA networks.

7.

Local Government.

Any unit of government within a state, including a county; borough; municipality; city; town; township; parish; local public authority, including any public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937; special district; school district; intrastate district; council of governments, whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under state law; and any other agency or instrumentality of a multi-, regional, or intra-state or local government.

8.

Nonprofit Corporations: Any organization or institution, including nonprofits with State or IRS 501 (c) status and accredited institutions of higher education, where no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

9.Public Benefit Corporation.

A corporation organized to construct or operate a public improvement, the profits from which inure to the benefit of a State(s) or to the people thereof.

10.

Economic Development Corporation.

An organization whose mission is the improvement, maintenance, development and/or marketing or promotion of a specific geographic area.

11.

Regional Famers Market Authority.

An entity that establishes and enforces regional, State, or county policies and jurisdiction over State, regional, or county farmers markets.

12.

Tribal Government.

A governing body or a governmental agency of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community (including any native village as defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat.

688 (43 U.S.C.

§ 1602)) certified by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2018-13740.pdf

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Technical Support

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2018-03-07

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2018-06-06



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