Grant opportunities for DNA sample tracking solutions
The grant process
Grant opportunities from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) are released annually. The application window for these grants generally lasts six to eight weeks from the posting date, with deadlines in the April-May timeframe. After a grant application is submitted to NIJ for consideration, it goes through a formal review process, and successful applicants typically receive notification of award no later than September 30th. Grant funds generally become available for use in January of the following year, though this timeline is subject to change.
While it may be difficult to predict your needs in 12 months when responding to these grant opportunities, careful thought and planning can help you to prepare a successful application and budget. Keep in mind that grant funds can only be used for the Permissible Uses of Funds described in each grant solicitation. By adhering to these criteria, you have a good chance of securing grant funding for your laboratory.
Available grant opportunities
We will post links to grant solicitations for 2020 when they come available, with guidance on the areas that allow for STACS Casework, STACS Database and Track-Kit statewide sexual assault kit tracking solutions.
Opportunities in 2019 (that are now closed) were:
- DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program (Formula)
- National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) FY 2019 Competitive Grant
- Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE ITR)
For more information
To discuss how STACS can address your laboratory’s efficiency, capacity, and backlog reduction needs, contact Tim Stacy at 1-877-774-7822 ext 2002.