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FY 2021 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type

Grants.gov Deadline: June 22, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
JustGrants Application Deadline: July 6, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET

The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative opportunity supports the Department’s priorities of reducing violent crime and supporting law enforcement officers and prosecutors by:

  1. Providing jurisdictions (including rural and tribal) with resources to address sexual assault kits in their custody that have not been submitted to a forensic laboratory for testing by Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)-eligible DNA methodologies.
  2. Improving investigation and prosecution in connection with evidence and cases resulting from the testing process.
  3. Providing sites with resources to collect DNA samples from qualifying individuals who should have a sample in CODIS (based on the type and time of the offense in relation to applicable state law), but from whom a sample has never been collected or submitted to a laboratory for testing.

In addition to unsubmitted SAKs, SAKI addresses partially tested SAKs, as defined in the solicitation, and untested evidence associated with sexually motivated homicides.


Number of Awards: 24
Total Amount Awarded: $43,037,099

Cleveland SAKI

Funding First Awarded

Memphis SAKI FY21

Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
Date Created: April 28, 2021