NIJ seeks proposals from States wishing to receive funding to help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing in cases that involve violent felony offenses (as defined by State law) in which actual innocence might be demonstrated. Funds may be used to review such postconviction cases, and to locate and analyze biological evidence associated with these cases.
In fiscal 2020, all state and local forensic capacity enhancement programs previously administered by NIJ moved to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Any future funding opportunities under this program will be released by BJA. Visit BJA.ojp.gov to learn more about this program and future opportunities.
Number of Awards: 5
Total Amount Awarded: $3,546,504
2012 North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission grant application for the NIJ Postconviction DNA Testing Assistance Program.
- Research on Law Enforcement Responses to Sex Trafficking of Minors, Fiscal Year 2020
- Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories, Fiscal Year 2020
- National Survey of Internet- and Technology-Facilitated Child Exploitation, FY 2019