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Grant writing is a key component to funding the purchase, validation, implementation, and training associated with better technologies. Navigating the multitude of grant opportunities and their unique requirements is not an easy task. To help you identify and acquire grant funding, Verogen grant specialists have consolidated a comprehensive list of resources in North America. Once you’ve identified an appropriate grant, our compatibility matrix will confirm which products are eligible under that funding. Explore these resources and consult our grant-writing experts to start solving cases faster.

Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program

Managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program is designed to support forensic laboratories that want to purchase capital equipment, reagents, validation and training for CODIS-compatible workflows. Applicants can be state or local governments with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis and want to increase their DNA capacity. 

Key Dates
Grants.gov deadline: July 7, 2022
JustGrants deadline: July 12, 2022

Resources
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National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Program

Managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative is designed to address the growing number of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) in law enforcement custody to provide resolution for victims. SAKI improves state and local jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime through the inventory of unprocessed kits, collection of DNA from sexual assault kit evidence, generation of CODIS-compatible and forensic genetic genealogy (FGG) profiles, investigation, and prosecution of SAK cases.  

Key Dates
Expected May (solicitation posted)
Expected July (close date)

Resources
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Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

Managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the  Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program is designed to support the quality and timeliness of forensic, medical examiner, and coroner services in the state. Funds can be used to purchase, upgrade, or lease capital equipment, software, reagents, validation, and training for CODIS compatible and forensic genetic genealogy workflows. Funds may also be applied to train, assist, and employ forensic laboratory personnel.   

Key Dates
Grants.gov deadline: June 22, 2022
JustGrants deadline: June 27, 2022

Resources
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Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes 

Managed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the  Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes (NIJ R&D) is designed to foster research toward the development of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. Applicants can be city, township, county or state governments, for-profit organizations, Native American tribal governments, and public or private institutions of education.

Key Dates
Expected April (solicitation posted)
Expected June (close date)

Resources
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Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA (FGG)

Managed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the  Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA (FGG) program provides funding to labs and agencies to address unresolved violent crime cold cases. Applicants may include city, township, county and state governments, Native American tribes, and prosecuting agencies.  Funds can be applied to the purchase, lease or upgrade of software and reagents. Funds may also be used for outsourcing forensic analysis of evidence for these cases. 

Key Dates
Grants.gov deadline: June 22, 2022
JustGrants deadline: June 27, 2022

Resources
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Grant and Product Compatibility Matrix


  MiSeq FGx Sequencing System Universal Analysis Software ForenSeq DNA Signature Prep Kit ForenSeq MainstAY ForenSeq Kintelligence ForenSeq mtDNA Validation Services Training Service Contracts
CEBR *    
SAKI      
Coverdell
NIJ R&D    
Prosecuting cold cases        
                   

*ForenSeq MainstAY submitted for NDIS review

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