NIJ is seeking applications for funding for the FY 2011 DNA Backlog Reduction program. This solicitation combines the DNA Backlog Reduction and the Convicted Offender and/or Arrestee DNA Backlog Reduction programs offered as separate programs in the past into a single program. This program furthers the Department's mission by offering an opportunity for States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to process/record , screen, and analyze backlogged forensic DNA casework and offender samples, as well as improve DNA laboratory infrastructure and analysis capacity so DNA samples can be processed efficiently and cost effectively. These improvements are critical to prevent future DNA backlogs and to help the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology.
Forms and Examples
To ease the application process, we have created a Program Narrative Form and an example application including a completed program narrative, budget narrative and budget detail worksheet. Download the forms and examples:DNA Backlog Reduction: Program Narrative Form (pdf, 10 pages)Example Program Narrative (pdf, 10 pages)Example DNA Backlog Reduction Budget Narrative (doc, 3 pages)DNA Backlog Reduction Detail Budget Worksheet (xls, 152 KB)Example Budget Detail Worksheet (xls, 143 KB)
We will be using thisReview Checklist (pdf, 22 pages); please make sure your application has included all necessary components.