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Solicitation Overview: FY 2023 Missing and Unidentified Human Remains Program

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Date Published
February 2023
2 pages

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the improvement of the reporting and processing of missing persons and unidentified human remains; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), for the Missing and Unidentified Human Remains Program. The grant will provide funding to support the improvement of reporting, transportation, processing, and identification of missing persons and unidentified human remains, including migrants. The overview lists eligible applicants, including city or township, county, or state governments; forensic, toxicology, or crime laboratories; publicly funded university forensic anthropology laboratories; and more. The document provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.