Combined DNA Index System

To develop or improve forensic DNA analysis capabilities in State and local crime laboratories.

The Combined DNA Index Systems (CODIS) allows State and local crime laboratories to store and match DNA records.



Agency - Department of Justice

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.

Website Address

http://www.fbi.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

To be eligible for DNA grants, participants must be publicly funded State or local forensic laboratories performing DNA analysis.

Credentials/Documentation

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

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

none.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

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

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0200-0-1-751.

Obigations

(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

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Michael Tyler, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Finance Division, Room 6712, Washington, District of Columbia 20535 Email: michael.tyler@ic.fbi.gov Phone: (202) 324-0495

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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