New Solicitation: Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR)

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​New Solicitation: Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR)

NIJ seeks funding applications from eligible States and units of local government that will inventory, track, and report the status of Sexual Assault Kits (SAKs).

As an integral part of these activities, applicants are expected to identify and prioritize (for testing) SAKs for which prosecution of a perpetrator is soon to be barred by the expiration of an applicable statute(s) of limitations.

Since multiple grant programs for testing evidence related to sexual assault are offered through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), funding from the SAFE-ITR program will not be made available for testing evidence.

Applicants are to include detailed plans to clearly identify such potentially time-limited cases in the applicant’s SAK inventory, implement methods and approaches to track such cases, and report on the disposition of any such cases during the period of performance under the award.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 21, 2018.

Review the solicitation to learn about eligibility, requirements, and application process.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. See also NIJ.gov’s solicitation FAQ page.

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