U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
07/07/22 8:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 7/15/22 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline.
Grants to USA and territories government agencies and IHEs to improve the rates and efficiency of DNA analysis and processing in forensic laboratories. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for activities related to long-term capacity enhancements and short-term direct case analysis.
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.
BJA's FY 2022 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program provides funding to states and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to increase the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples for entry into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), thereby helping to reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis and/or prevent a backlog of forensic and database DNA samples.
Funding under this program supports the following purposes:
The following requirements apply to all DNA analyses conducted under this program:
Goals, Objectives, Deliverables, and Timeline can be found at https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2022-171344.pdf#page=6.
GrantWatch ID#: 178844
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000
Period of performance start date: October 1, 2022
Period of performance duration: 24 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For technical assistance with submitting the Application for Federal Assistance standard form SF-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form SF-LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Grants.gov customer support webpage, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.
For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time (ET) 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@example.com. The OJP Response Center hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern time Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET on the solicitation close date.
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