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FY24 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Solicitation Released

The FY24 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative opportunity is now available.

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks to: 

  • Provide jurisdictions (including rural and tribal) with resources to address unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) (including partially tested kits) in their custody that have not been submitted to a forensic laboratory for testing with Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)-eligible DNA methodologies.
  • Improve investigations and prosecutions in connection with evidence and cases resulting from the SAK testing process, as well as other violent cold case crimes.
  • Provide sites with resources to collect DNA samples from qualifying individuals who should have a sample in CODIS, but from whom a sample has never been collected or submitted to a laboratory for testing, as well as developing/reforming policies for arrestee collections, if legally permissible in the awardee’s jurisdiction.

Learn more about the opportunity and apply by the posted deadlines.

Date Published: June 21, 2024