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FY2016 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program - New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center. CFDA #16.741

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $668,644)

This applicant will use funding for the following purposes:

1. Overtime to help reduce the current forensic DNA casework backlog and to work on any current validation efforts.

2. Continuing education training, which is mandated by the FBI for qualified DNA analysts. Grant funding will cover costs for travel, meeting registration and workshops for staff and for the Casework & Databank Technical Leaders to attend the Tech Leader and CODIS annual meeting.

3. Purchasing a number of supplies and equipment is requested to assist the Casework section in the routine processing of cases and an anticipated increase in submissions. These include: a copier/printer, laptops and accessories, bone processing supplies, evidence screening tools, storage racks and bench equipment (microfuges, speedvacs, and pipettors).

4. Supporting the continued service of a LIMS/Workstation Support Coordinator is requested. The availability of a LIMS Coordinator maximizes the record keeping and report preparation functions of the Section’s LIMS system as well as keeping production continuous with on-site workstation support.

5. Sexual Assault Kit tracking software to provide the Section the ability to meet mandated reporting and tracking requirements.

6. Purchasing software licenses for the Section’s evidence photo documentation system.

7. Continuing a subscription for two relevant scientific journals that are used for continuing education and courtroom testimony preparation.


The Databank laboratory is seeking to purchase a 3500xL Genetic Analyzer to increase sample capacity and provide additional instrument support for validation and training initiatives.


Date Created: September 29, 2017