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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Finance Division, Room 6712
Washington, DC 20535 US
(Project Grants) FY 18 est $11,635,962.00; FY 17 est $11,741,382.00; FY 16$12,305,252.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
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