BJA FY 20 Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA

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Funding Opportunity ID: 326396
Opportunity Number: BJA-2020-18432
Opportunity Title: BJA FY 20 Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Information and Statistics
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 16.036
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following entities are eligible to apply: • state and local prosecuting agencies, • states (including territories), • units of local government, and • federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Agency Code: USDOJ-OJP-BJA
Agency Name: Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Posted Date: Apr 17, 2020
Close Date: Jun 16, 2020
Last Updated Date: Apr 17, 2020
Award Ceiling: $470,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: Prosecuting Cold Cases using DNA solicitation provides funds to: 1) prosecute violent crime cold cases; and 2) decrease the number of violent crime cold cases awaiting prosecution. Through this program, BJA will provide grant funding to support the prosecution of violent crime cold cases, where DNA from a suspect has been identified (suspect(s) may be known or unknown). Provided that DNA attributed to a known or unknown suspect has been identified, funding support includes investigative activities and crime and forensic analyses that could lead to prosecuting violent crime cold cases, and decreasing the number of violent crime cold cases awaiting prosecution.
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