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FY24 Missing and Unidentified Human Remains (MUHR) Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
July 17, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
July 24, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

Under the Missing and Unidentified Human Remains (MUHR) Program, the Bureau of Justice Assistance provides funding to eligible entities to expand upon the reporting, transportation, processing, and identification of missing persons and unidentified human remains cases in their jurisdictions, including migrants.

Solicitation Categories:

  • Purpose Area 1: Statewide 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:

  • State governments
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Other:
    • Accredited, publicly funded, Combined DNA Index System (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, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or both
    • A state university with an anthropology department that includes 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.

View answers to frequently asked questions related to the FY24 opportunity.

On June 7, 2024, BJA held a webinar to provide a detailed overview of this solicitation and allow interested applicants to ask questions. Webinar materials:

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

Date Created: May 24, 2024