Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to enable eligible entities to improve the reporting, transportation, processing, and identification of missing persons and unidentified human remains, including migrants.
- Purpose Area 1: Stateside Agencies
- Purpose Area 2: Counties and/or Units of Local Government
- Purpose Area 3: Services to Assist Small, Rural, and/or Tribal Entities
- City or township governments
- County governments
- State governments
- Accredited, publicly funded, Combined DNA Index System (commonly known as “CODIS”) forensic laboratories
- Medical examiner offices
- Accredited, publicly funded toxicology laboratories
- Accredited, publicly funded crime laboratories
- Publicly funded university forensic anthropology laboratories
- Nonprofit organizations that have working collaborative agreements with state and county forensic offices — including medical examiners, coroners, and justices of the peace — for entry of data into CODIS or NamUs or both
- A state university with an anthropology department, with a forensic tract with labs, would qualify as an eligible applicant under the statutory authority for the MUHR Program, assuming that the applicant also meets all of the other eligibility requirements outlined in the solicitation.
On March 2, 2023, a webinar was held to provide information about this opportunity. Access the webinar presentation.
Access answers to FAQs associated with this FY 2023 opportunity.
See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.