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2011 DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 Report to Congress

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Date Published
March 2012
401 pages

In compliance with the Federal DNA Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 as amended, the Attorney General presents the required annual report for FY 2011, which contains data pertinent to the U.S. Justice Department's implementation of the provisions of this law.


The report includes the aggregate amount of Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program grants made to each State or unit of local government for FY 2011, and it summarizes the information provided by grantees, along with a description of the priorities and plan for awarding grants among eligible States and units of local government, as well as how such plan will ensure the effective use of DNA technology to solve crimes. Funding for FY 2011 amounted to $124,320,085, and $759,255 was not obligated in FY 2011. Funding categories consisted of awards to States and units of local government; discretionary awards for forensic applied and basic research and development; discretionary awards for training and technical assistance; Federal partnerships; social science research on forensic science; dissemination, outreach, and program support; and congressional re-programming. 34 attachments with detailed information on each funding category are provided.

Date Published: March 1, 2012