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NIJ FY 14 Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent

Opportunity ID
NIJ-2014-3741
Solicitation Status
Closed
Fiscal Year
2014
Closing Date
Posting Date
Description

​NIJ is seeking proposals for funds to help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses where actual innocence might be demonstrated. Specifically, funding may be used to review postconviction cases of violent felony offenses (as defined by State law), and to locate and analyze biological evidence samples associated with these cases. Where a strong justification is provided, a small percentage of federal award funds (not to exceed 15 percent) may be allowed for permissible case identification activities.

Notice

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.

Awards

Number of Awards: 5
Total Amount Awarded: $3,593,453

Date Created: March 13, 2014