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SAM.gov Entity Validation Update

All entities seeking Department of Justice (DOJ) grant funding must have an active registration in SAM.gov. Once registered, entities must complete annual renewals to maintain an active status.

It is recommended that you begin the SAM.gov registration or renewal process 30 days prior to any deadlines to allow for the time necessary to complete the full process, including SAM.gov’s entity validation process. If you intend to apply for a specific DOJ opportunity, refer to the Grants.gov due date provided on the solicitation, and plan your SAM.gov registration accordingly.

For additional support, visit SAM.gov Help.

The SMART Office administers grant programs relating to sex offender registration and notification authorized by the Adam Walsh Act Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and other grant programs as directed by the Attorney General. Use the search filters below to search open opportunities.

SMART FY 2024 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program

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This program assists states, the District of Columbia, principal territories and certain federally recognized Indian tribes with developing and enhancing programs designed to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) (34 U.S.C. section 20901 et seq.). SORNA was enacted to provide a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA requires jurisdictions to maintain a...

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Webinars with application guidance for Adam Walsh Act solicitations are available here.