U.S. Department of Justice: National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

Deadline: 9 April 2019

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is inviting applications for its grant program entitled “National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative(SAKI)”.

SAKI, administered by BJA, is a competitive grant program that provides funding to support multidisciplinary community response teams to inventory, track, and test previously unsubmitted SAKs; collect and test lawfully owed DNA from offenders/arrestees; produce necessary protocols and policies to improve collaboration among laboratories, police, prosecutors, and victim service providers; provide resources to address the sexual assault investigations and prosecutions that result from evidence and CODIS hits produced by tested SAKs; and optimize victim notification protocols and services.

Categories

  • Category 1: Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits
  • Category 2: SAKI for Small Agencies (fewer than 250 sworn officers)
  • Category 3: Expansion of DNA Databases to Assist with Sexual Assault Investigations and Prosecutions: Collection of Lawfully Owed DNA from Convicted Offenders and Arrestee DNA Collections
  • Category 4: Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assaults

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $40,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
  • Award Floor: $500,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312722

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