Learn about the backlog...
Making Sense of DNA Backlogs 2010: Myths vs. Realities (pdf, 20 pages).
From 2004-2011, the Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program assists eligible States and units of local government to reduce forensic DNA sample turnaround time, increase the throughput of public DNA laboratories and reduce DNA forensic casework backlogs. In 2011, NIJ combined this program with the Convicted Offender/Arrestee DNA Backlog Reduction Program to form the DNA Backlog Reduction Program.
The following table lists the total amount awarded under this program to each jurisdiction and state by fiscal year from 2004–2010. You also can read the
2010 DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 Report to Congress (pdf, 144 pages), which includes abstracts for all fiscal year 2010 awards.
 In 2007, the Forensic Casework and Capacity Enhancement backlog reduction programs were merged into the Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program, which maintains the objectives of both programs. Totals for 2004–2006 are a combination of funding awarded under the former Forensic Casework and Capacity Enhancement programs.
See detailed funding from 2004-2006 for: