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FY 2023 Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
April 11, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
April 18, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

The Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner (ME/C) System Program is a competitive and discretionary grant program that seeks to increase the number of qualified forensic pathologists and enhance the quality of medicolegal death investigations nationwide. This program helps address the extreme shortage of board-certified forensic pathologists and also provides ME/C offices with the resources to become accredited and maintain that accreditation.

Solicitation Categories:

  • Purpose Area 1: Forensic Pathology Fellowships
  • Purpose Area 2: ME/C Office Accreditation

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • State governments


  • Eligible applicants for Purpose Area 1 (Forensic Pathology Fellowships) are limited to entities with programs that meet or exceed the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements.
  • Eligible applicants for Purpose Area 2 (ME/C Office Accreditation) are limited to domestic medical examiner and coroner offices actively seeking or maintaining accreditation through an independent accrediting organization such as the National Association of Medical Examiners, the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners, or other appropriate accrediting bodies.

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


Number of Awards: 14
Total Amount Awarded: $2,050,000

Date Created: February 7, 2023