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National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

Grants to USA Agencies to Improve
Justice for Victims of Gender-Based Assault

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Deadline Date:

04/27/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA government agencies, tribal governments, prosecutor's offices, and law enforcement agencies to improve judicial outcomes for victims of gender-based assault. Funding is intended to improve the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to respond to violent crime. The purpose of funding is to enhance the functioning of the criminal justice system through the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from sexual assault kits (SAK) evidence and the collection of lawfully owed DNA.

This program provides funding to support multidisciplinary community response teams to inventory, track, and expeditiously test previously unsubmitted SAKs; collect and test lawfully owed DNA from offenders and 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.

The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) supports the Department’s priorities of reducing violent crime and supporting law enforcement officers and prosecutors by:

  • Providing jurisdictions (including rural and tribal) with resources to address sexual assault kits in their custody that have not been submitted to a forensic laboratory for testing by Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)-eligible DNA methodologies;
  • Improving investigation and prosecution in connection with evidence and cases resulting from the testing process; and
  • Providing sites with resources to collect DNA samples from qualifying individuals who should have a sample in CODIS (based on the type and time of the offense in relation to applicable state law), but from whom a sample has never been collected or submitted to a laboratory for testing. 

Based on research findings and the recommendations of subject matter experts, BJA created and is implementing a national response model to address the issue of unsubmitted SAKs. The three essential elements of that model are: 

  1. Inventory all unsubmitted SAKs
  2. Create a multidisciplinary working group
  3. Designate a site coordinator

For additional information about these essential elements of a SAKI BJA Model, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17018.pdf#page=7

For information about program requirements, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17018.pdf#page=8

For information about the program Purpose Areas, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17018.pdf#page=10

For information about OJP Priority Areas, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17018.pdf#page=21

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153228

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$47,000,000

Number of Grants:

Up to 12 awards under Purpose Area 1; up to 4 awards for Purpose Area 2; up to 4 awards for Purpose Area 3; up to 8 awards for Purpose Area 4.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Up to $2,500,000 each under Purpose Area 1
- Up to $500,000 each for Purpose Area 2
- Up to $1,000,000 each under Purpose Area 3
- Up to $1,000,000 under Purpose Area 4

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply for Purpose Areas 1, 2, 3, and 4:
- State law enforcement agencies
- Units of local government
- Federally recognized Indian tribal governments
- Governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agents
- Prosecutor’s offices

The following entities are eligible to apply for For Purpose Area 2:
- Small law enforcement agencies or consortia of small law enforcement agencies

Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions may be considered. However, priority will be given to rural and tribal law enforcement agencies (especially those who are not currently receiving assistance under an existing state-wide or county-wide SAKI grant held by another agency).

BJA welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (“subgrantees"). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (“subgrantee”) in more than one application.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 27, 2020.

OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date.

Register for Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324908

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grants.gov Customer Support:
800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035
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Response Center:
800–851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310
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CFDA Number:

16.833

Funding or Pin Number:

BJA-2020-17018

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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