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Solicitation Overview: FY 2023 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program - Formula and Competitive

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April 2023
2 pages
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This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the improvement of forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services; 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) for improving forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by forensic science laboratories operated by states and local unites of government. The document lists eligible applicants as being: state governments for formula-based grants; and city or township, county, and state governments for competitively awarded grants. The overview 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. It 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.

Date Published: April 1, 2023