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FY 2022 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
May 27, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
June 1, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to address the issue and impact of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) at law enforcement agencies. This program works to improve: (1) state and local jurisdictions’ capacities to respond to violent crime and (2) the functioning of the criminal justice system through the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from SAK evidence and the collection of lawfully owed DNA.

This opportunity includes the following categories/purpose areas:

  1. Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits
  2. SAKI for Small Agencies (including rural and tribal agencies)
  3. Expansion of DNA Databases to Assist with Sexual Assault Investigations and Prosecutions: Collection of Lawfully Owed DNA from Convicted Offenders and Arrestee DNA Collections
  4. Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assaults
  5. Developing and Implementing a Sustainability Plan

Eligible Applicants:

The following entities are eligible to apply for Purpose Areas 1, 3, and 4:

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Other:
    • State law enforcement agencies
    • Units of local government
    • Governmental nonlaw enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agents
    • Prosecutor’s offices

The following entities are eligible to apply for Purpose Area 2:

  • Other:
    • Small law enforcement agencies or consortia of small law enforcement agencies

The following entities are eligible to apply for Purpose Area 5:

  • Other:
    • Existing and/or previous SAKI grantees that have addressed their unsubmitted kits and have clearly demonstrated they have also addressed the downstream case activities under SAKI (investigation, prosecution) for at least 75 percent of their cases.


Number of Awards: 20
Total Amount Awarded: $33,000,000

Date Created: April 1, 2022