The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The CODIS program enables State and local laboratories to establish databases of convicted offenders, unsolved crime scenes, and missing persons.
CODIS allows the forensic laboratories to exchange and compare DNA profiles electronically thereby linking serial violent crimes to each other and to identify suspects by matching DNA from crime scenes to convicted offenders.
To receive CODIS software and technical assistance, participants must be publicly funded forensic laboratories performing DNA analysis, or private forensic laboratories performing DNA analysis under contract with crime laboratories.
To be eligible for DNA grants, participants must be publicly funded State or local forensic laboratories performing DNA analysis.
Formal written application from appropriate official of the requesting forensic laboratory to NIJ under the Forensic DNA Laboratory Improvement Program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Formal written application from appropriate official of the requesting forensic laboratory to DoJ under the Forensic DNA Laboratory Improvement Program.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
(Project Grants) FY 16 $12,305,252; FY 17 est $11,741,382; and FY 18 est $11,635,962
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Michael Tyler, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Finance Division, Room 6712, Washington, District of Columbia 20535 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 324-0495
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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