Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners’ Offices

Funding Opportunity ID: 294943
Opportunity Number: BJS-2017-12660
Opportunity Title: Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners’ Offices
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Information and Statistics
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 16.734
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and units of local government that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. For-profit organizations must forgo any profit or management fee.
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-BJS
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Posted Date: Jun 23, 2017
Close Date: Jul 24, 2017
Last Updated Date: Jun 23, 2017
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for the administration of the 2017 Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners’ Offices (CMEC). This census will obtain and update information about operations, workload, staffing, training, policies, and procedures of approximately 2000 medical examiners and coroners’’ (ME/C) offices that are responsible for the medico legal investigation of death. Under this award, the field collection agent will update the national census roster of ME/C offices, revise the data collection instrument form the 2004 CMEC as necessary, administer the census, and deliver final data files to BJS. The 2017 Census of ME/C offices will capture information on staffing, including training, accreditation, and background of employees; resources, including budget, IT, specialized laboratories, and additional needs; workload, including number of referrals, accepted cases, and types of cases; and policies and procedures for offices functions, including disposition of remains, unidentified decedents, utilization of shared databases, information sharing with other offices, coding standards, and accreditation.
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