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FY 2021 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $2,277,278)

The Michigan State Police requests funding to assist the Forensic Science Division (FSD) in reducing the statewide backlog of DNA casework awaiting analysis and to increase the capacity of its DNA and database laboratories. The requested funding will be used to: (1) continue payroll support for laboratory personnel; (2) provide limited overtime for backlog reduction; (3) provide continuing education to DNA personnel; (4) Purchase STRmix licenses; (5) Purchase 3 STRmix workstations; (6) Purchase STACs - CW upgrades; (7) Purchase STACs - DB upgrades; (8) Purchase a high-speed scanner to work in conjunction with the STACs - DB upgrades for the CODIS Section; (9) Purchase 3 real-time PCR systems.

Date Created: December 7, 2021