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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
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 Procedure
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Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
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How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
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?
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Other 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Michael Tyler, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Finance Division, Room 6712, Washington, District of Columbia 20535 Email: Phone: (202) 324-0495
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $13,926,277; FY 15 est $11,052,145; and FY 16 est $11,778,775
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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