Postconviction DNA Testing Funding Program

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Description and Goals

Grant awards made under this program can be used to help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing of certain crimes in which actual innocence might be demonstrated. Funds typically may be used to review such postconviction cases and to locate and analyze biological evidence associated with these cases.

Applying for Funding

Funding under this program is available periodically through a competitive solicitation process administered by the National Institute of Justice. To apply for this, or any funding from the National Institute of Justice, you must first register with the Office of Justice Programs' Grants Management System, or both.

When applying for funding under this program, review carefully the full text of the solicitation. When the solicitation is open, it will by listed on NIJ's Current Funding page. If the solicitation is not open, you may review past solicitations for information purposed only as the specific requirements and goals of the program may change from year to year.

Past Awards

Fiscal YearNumber of
AmountLink to Details [1]
20125$3,546,504Link to FY12 details
20116$7,429,009Link to FY11 details
20104$1,565,911Link to FY10 details
20099$9,854,562Link to FY09 details
20085$7,821,741Link to FY08 details


[1] On the detailed screens for each fiscal year you will find:

  • Award title.
  • Awardee — jurisdiction or agency receiving the award.
  • Award number — unique identifier that links to a full detail of the project, including a description.
  • Award amount.
Date Modified: June 7, 2013