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FY 2024 Solicitation Overview: Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program

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Date Published
February 2024
2 pages
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This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the accreditation of medical examiner/coroners; 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 receive funding under Purpose Area 1 for forensic pathology fellowships and under Purpose Area 2 for necessary resources for medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) offices to achieve and maintain accreditation. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: city, county, state, special district, or township governments; for-profit organizations other than small businesses; Native American tribal organizations and federally recognized Native American tribal governments; nonprofit organizations, other than institutes of higher education; and private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education. The fact sheet 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 tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply. It also emphasizes that registration and renewal in the System for Award Management (SAM) may take up to 10 business days.

Date Published: February 1, 2024