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FY 2023 Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
May 17, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 24, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

By advancing methodologies and policies that address the underlying causes of wrongful convictions, funding through this program is intended to help wrongful conviction entities, prosecutors, law enforcement, defense counsel, and courts identify actual perpetrators and develop training tools, policies, and procedures that can prevent wrongful convictions.

Solicitation Categories:

  • Category 1: Wrongful Conviction Review Entity-Led Strategy
  • Category 2: Prosecutor/Conviction Integrity Unit-Led Partnerships with Wrongful Conviction Review Entities

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • State governments
  • Other
    • County, state, or local public defender offices that have in-house post-conviction representation programs that show demonstrable experience and competence in litigating post-conviction claims of innocence. If the applicant is not a WCR entity, they must be partnered with one.

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.


Number of Awards: 16
Total Amount Awarded: $8,809,951

Date Created: March 21, 2023