Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence, FY 2019

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Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence, FY 2019: NIJ seeks proposals for funding to assist in defraying the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses (as defined by State law) in which actual innocence might be demonstrated. Funds may be used to identify and review such postconviction cases and to locate and analyze associated biological evidence. This supports the DOJ mission “…to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.” While successful exonerations to correct injustice are notable program outcomes, the careful review, consideration and closing of cases subjected to postconviction DNA testing that do not ultimately demonstrate innocence also work to advance the public’s interest that justice has been fairly applied.
Federal Grant Title: Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence, FY 2019
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Justice (USDOJ-OJP-NIJ)
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NIJ-2019-15423
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 16.820
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 6th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: May 6th, 2019
Posted Date: February 5th, 2019
Creation Date: February 5th, 2019
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $5,400,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,400,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 5th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
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