U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Post-Conviction DNA Testing

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $500,000)

Under this program, BJA provides funding to help defray the costs associated with postconviction DNA testing for violent felony offenses (as defined by state law) in which actual innocence might be demonstrated.

The main objective of this proposal is to identify, review, and obtain court orders; submit requests to conduct DNA testing; and analyze the DNA results in 10-15 violent felony offense cases over the two-year term of the proposed grant period. These will be selected from an extensive list of Loyola Law School’s Loyola Project for the Innocent's cases in which individuals are seeking assistance with DNA testing to establish their innocence.


Date Created: October 15, 2020