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Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Prosecution Program

BJA Grant Applicant Education Series
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This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA's) FY 2022 Emmett Till Cold Case Investigations and Prosecution Program solicitation. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements; and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will follow at the end of the presentation.

Through this opportunity, BJA will provide funding to state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies to support activities and expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of cold case murders involving civil rights violations, as authorized by the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016. This program supports state and local efforts to address hate crimes and to enhance the investigative skills of law enforcement and prosecution, as well as enhance the rule of law through the resolution of unsolved homicides.

Eligible Applicants:

  • State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, including prosecutors’ offices.
  • Tribal law enforcement must be from federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).


  • Sunny Schnitzer, Policy Advisor, BJA

Date Created: March 28, 2022