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FY24 Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
April 29, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 6, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to assist in defraying the costs associated with postconviction case review, evidence location, and DNA testing in violent felony cases (as defined by state law) where the results of such testing might show actual innocence. The program ensures the availability of fair and impartial administration of justice to individuals who may have been unjustly convicted.

Funding Categories:

  • Category 1: Case reviews and DNA testing
  • Category 2: Improve preservation of biological evidence and/or modernization of record storage systems

Eligible Applicants:

  • State governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public- and state-controlled institutions of higher education
  • County governments


On April 3, 2024, BJA hosted a webinar to provide details about this opportunity and offer a chance for participants to ask questions. Webinar materials:


See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.

Date Created: March 6, 2024