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FY 2023 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
April 4, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
April 11, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to address the issue and impact of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) in law enforcement agencies as well as other violent crime cold cases. This program improves state and local jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime and the functioning of the criminal justice system through the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from SAK evidence and the collection of lawfully owed DNA from convicted offenders.

Solicitation Categories:

  • Purpose Area 1: Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted SAKs
  • Purpose Area 2: SAKI for Small Agencies
  • Purpose Area 3: Collection of Lawfully Owed DNA
  • Purpose Area 4: Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assaults
  • Purpose Area 5: Developing and Implementing a Sustainability Plan
  • Purpose Area 6: National Cold Case Initiative

Eligible Applicants:

  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Other
    • The following entities are eligible to apply for Purpose Areas 1, 3, 4:
      • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
      • State law enforcement agencies
      • Units of local government
      • Governmental nonlaw enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agents
      • Prosecutor's offices
    • The following entities are eligible to apply for Purpose Area 2:
      • Small law enforcement agencies or consortia of small law enforcement agencies
    • The following entities are eligible to apply for Purpose Areas 5 and 6:
      • Existing and/or previous SAKI grantees that have addressed their unsubmitted kits and have clearly demonstrated they have also addressed the downstream case activities under SAKI (investigation, prosecution) for at least 75 percent of their cases

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.


Number of Awards: 30
Total Amount Awarded: $48,438,178

Michigan SAKI

Funding First Awarded


Funding First Awarded
Date Created: February 6, 2023