Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners' Offices

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice, seeks applications for the administration of the 2018 Census of Medical Examiners and Coroners’ Offices (CMEC). The new census will obtain and update information about operations, workload (including backlogs), staffing, training, policies, and procedures of approximately 2,400 medical examiners and coroners’ (ME/C) offices that are responsible for providing medicolegal death investigation (MDI) services to America’s criminal justice system. Among other responsibilities articulated below, the recipient of funds will act as the data collection agent, update the roster of ME/C offices, revise and update the previous data collection instrument as necessary, administer the 2018 census, and transmit final deliverables and data files to BJS. 

Deadline: July 24, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including forprofit (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. 



Amount Description

BJS expects to make one (1) award of up to $1 million, covering up to a 24-month period of performance to begin October 1, 2017. 

Funding Type





Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 24, 2017