This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support activities and expenses authorized by the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.
This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to support activities and expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of cold case murders involving civil rights violations, as authorized by the Emmett Till Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016, to address hate crimes, and to enhance the rule of law through the resolution of unresolved homicides. The document lists eligible applicants as being state, local, and tribal enforcement and prosecution agencies. It provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.