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NIJ FY 10 Solving Cold Cases with DNA

Opportunity ID
NIJ-2010-2407
Solicitation Status
Closed
Fiscal Year
2010
Closing Date
Posting Date
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Description
NIJ seeks proposals for funding for states and units of local government to identify, review and investigate violent crime cold cases that have the potential to be solved using DNA analysis, and to locate and analyze biological evidence associated with these cases. Experience has shown that cold case programs can solve a substantial number of violent crime cold cases, including homicides and sexual assaults. Advances in DNA technologies have substantially increased the successful DNA analysis of aged, degraded, limited, or otherwise compromised biological evidence. As a result, crime scene samples once thought to be unsuitable for testing may now yield DNA profiles. Additionally, samples that previously generated inconclusive DNA results may now be successfully analyzed using newer methods.

Awards

Number of Awards: 27
Total Amount Awarded: $10,148,219

Date Created: January 25, 2010