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FY 2023 Missing and Unidentified Human Remains (MUHR) 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

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.

Solicitation Categories:

  • 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

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • State governments
  • Other
    • 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.

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


Number of Awards: 13
Total Amount Awarded: $8,648,227

Date Created: February 9, 2023