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FY 2024 Solicitation Overview: Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program - Formula

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Date Published
May 2024
2 pages

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) to receive funding to improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by forensic laboratories that are operated by states as well as local government units. The overview notes eligible applicants as being state governments and encourages applications from convening or governing bodies that can apply on behalf of other entities. The document 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 fact sheet 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.