Manhattan District Attorney Hosts Webinar on Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Grant Program

On Monday, April 20th at 11:00am ET, the New York District Attorney's Office (DANY) will host a webinar about its Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Grant Program. Through this new program, DANY is providing $35 million in grants for the analysis of untested rape kits. 

The webinar is for interested grant applicants and will provide a comprehensive overview of the application and submission process, as well as cover topics such as applicant eligibility, grantee requirements, allowable usage of funds and reporting requirements. It will also address aspects of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant Program, and will include time for participants to ask questions.

If you are interested in applying for funding through the DANY program, we invite you to participate. Sign up for the webinar here.

- April 16th, 2015

[Editor's Note: As of June 1st, 2015, the application period for the DANY grant has been closed.]

ENDTHEBACKLOG is a program of the Joyful Heart Foundation to shine a light on the backlog of untested rape kits throughout the United States. Our goal is to end this injustice by conducting groundbreaking research identifying the extent of the nation’s backlog and best practices for eliminating it, expanding the national dialogue on rape kit testing through increased public awareness, engaging communities and government agencies and officials and advocating for comprehensive rape kit reform legislation and policies at the local, state and federal levels. We urge you to learn more about the backlog, where it exists and why it matters. We invite you to take action and support efforts to test rape kits. Help us send the message that we must take rape seriously.

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