The Kevin and Avonte Program: Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities Program supports local jurisdictions' efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer's Disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who due to their condition wander from safe environments. It provides funding to law enforcement and public safety agencies to implement locative technologies to track missing individuals, and to such agencies and partnering nonprofit organizations to develop or operate programs to prevent wandering, increase individuals' safety, and facilitate rescues.
In 2022, projects will be accepted under the following categories:
Priority consideration will be shown to projects supporting Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.
$868,012 was awarded to 6 projects in 2021. Recipients can be seen here: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/awards/list?field_award_status_value=All&state=All&field_funding_type_value=All&fiscal_year=&combine_awards=Kevin+and+Avonte+Program&awardee=&city=#awards-awards-list-block-gkgdpm1ooymuyukj
The use of BJA grant funds for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV), and all accompanying accessories to support UAS or UAV, is unallowable
Eligibility varies based on program category:
Applicants must submit a SF-424 and the SF-LLL to Grants.gov by no later than 48 hours before the Grants.gov deadline, March 20, 2023 8:59 PM ET. Full applications must be submitted to JustGrants by March 27, 2023, at 8:59 PM EST. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
Up to $2,700,000 is available in 2023 for 18 awards (9 awards in each category). Individual awards may be up to $150,000 each. Cost sharing/matching is not required. Project periods across both categories may extend up to 36 months, beginning October 1, 2023.