Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence

Federal Funding Agency:

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Applicant Eligibility:

State, county, city, or township governments, as well as public and state controlled institutions of higher education

Due Date: Deadline April 29, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline May 6, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

Funding Amount:

Up to $1,000,000 for Purpose Area 1 (case reviews and DNA testing) and Up to $500,000 for Purpose Area 2 (preservation of biological evidence and modernization of record storage)

Agency Solicitation:

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to assist in defraying the costs associated with postconviction case review, evidence location, and DNA testing in violent felony cases (as defined by state law) where the results of such testing might show actual innocence. The program ensures the availability of fair and impartial administration of justice to individuals who may have been unjustly convicted.