Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent Program
Apply now! NIJ is seeking 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. The deadline for applications under this funding opportunity is April Download the solicitation.
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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,
Grants.gov or both.
When applying for funding under this program, review carefully the full text of the solicitation. When the solicitation is open, it will be listed on
NIJ's Current Funding page. If the solicitation is not open, you may
review past solicitations for informational purposes only as, the specific requirements and goals of the program may change from year to year.