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Solicitation Overview: FY 2023 Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA

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Date Published
February 2023
2 pages

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the use of DNA when prosecuting cold cases; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), on the use of DNA to prosecute cold cases. The grant provides funding to support prosecution of violent crime cold cases where a DNA profile from a suspect has been identified, investigate activities, and perform crime and forensic analysis that can lead to a prosecution. The document states that applicants may include state, county, city, or township governments; federally recognized Native American tribal governments and tribal organizations; special district governments; state and local prosecuting agencies; law enforcement agencies; and state agencies. Maximum award amount is $500,000 per award. The overview also provides a list of examples of strategies or activities that may be funded, where to get more information about the grant, tips for success, with details on how and when to apply.