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FY 2021 Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA

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Grants.gov Deadline: June 22, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET
JustGrants Application Deadline: July 6, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET

This program provides funding to support agencies in the resolution of violent crime cold cases by providing resources for agencies to prosecute cases where a suspect's DNA has been identified, decreasing the number of unresolved violent crime cold cases.

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 or pending prosecution.


Number of Awards: 14
Total Amount Awarded: $7,000,000

Date Created: April 27, 2021