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NIJ FY 09 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program Formula Grant Program

Opportunity ID
NIJ-2009-2068
Solicitation Status
Closed
Fiscal Year
2009
Closing Date
Posting Date
Description
The goal of NIJ's FY09 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program is to assist eligible States and units of local government to reduce forensic DNA sample turnaround time, increase the throughput of public DNA laboratories, and reduce DNA forensic casework backlogs. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs and to helping the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology. Eligible States and units of local government may request funds to increase the capacity of their existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis in order to analyze DNA samples more efficiently and cost effectively. Eligible applicants also may request funds to handle, screen, and analyze backlogged forensic DNA casework samples.

Awards

Number of Awards: 110
Total Amount Awarded: $62,271,832

Date Created: April 20, 2009