The Evidence Log website states that the function of The DNA Identification Act of 1994 is to:
"(1) Provide direct grants for five years to states to develop or improve their forensic DNA laboratories;
(2) Officially charter an FBI-run national DNA identification index to facilitate the exchange among the states of DNA records from criminal cases;
(3.) Establish a DNA standards advisory board to recommend standards for crime laboratories on DNA quality assurance and testing proficiencies."