Funding for DNA Analysis, Capacity Enhancement and Other Activities


Funding for Forensic Research and Development, DNA Analysis, Capacity Enhancement and Other Activities

We are dedicated to improving the understanding of crime and justice issues through science. Since 2004, NIJ has received annual appropriations for the purposes of various DNA and other forensic science activities. These purposes include support for DNA analysis and laboratory capacity enhancement and support for the forensic science research, development and evaluation that provides knowledge and tools to improve the quality and practice of forensic science and therefore reduce crime and improve public safety.

Each year we consider how to allocate DNA and other forensic activity funds based on needs such as the demand to increase capacity and reduce DNA backlog, NIJ technology working group recommendations, results from studies and new findings, and strategic priorities and perspectives for each of the programs.

In the table below, find links to reports on each fiscal year (as available) and links to lists of awards related to each forensic activity funded.

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Forensic Science Solicitations, Fiscal Year 2004 - Present
Solicitation Title
(Links to detail and document)
(links to list)
Total Funding
Date Created: April 20, 2018