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FY24 Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
April 25, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 2, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to provide funding to support the prosecution of violent cold case crimes where a suspect (known or unknown) has been identified through DNA evidence. Provided a DNA profile attributed to a known or unknown suspect has been developed from crime scene evidence, this funding also supports investigative activities, as well as crime and forensic analyses, that could lead to the successful prosecution of violent cold case crimes.

Note that funding through this program may not be used for investigations in which a suspect’s DNA profile does not already exist. Funding may also not be used to work missing and/or unidentified human remains cases unless there are suspect DNA profiles already developed in the case.

Eligible Applicants:

  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Other
    • State and local prosecuting agencies
    • Law enforcement
    • State agencies


On March 28, 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 4, 2024