Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA

Federal Funding Agency:

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Applicant Eligibility:

State, county, city, or township governments; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized) and tribal organizations; special district governments; state and local prosecuting agencies; law enforcement agencies; state agencies

Due Date: Deadline April 25, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline May 2, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

Funding Amount:

Up to $500,000

Agency Solicitation:

the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to provide funding to support the prosecution of violent cold case crimes where a suspect (known or unknown) has been identified through DNA evidence. Provided a DNA profile attributed to a known or unknown suspect has been developed from crime scene evidence, this funding also supports investigative activities, as well as crime and forensic analyses, that could lead to the successful prosecution of violent cold case crimes.

Note that funding through this program may not be used for investigations in which a suspect’s DNA profile does not already exist. Funding may also not be used to work missing and/or unidentified human remains cases unless there are suspect DNA profiles already developed in the case.