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FY18 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $759,283)

Funding from previous years' National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act programs have been used to purchase new analytical equipment and/or upgrades for existing analytical equipment; to maintain laboratory accreditation standards by purchasing required external proficiency test; and to provide appropriate internal and external training opportunities to staff that assists with the end goal of improving the timeliness and quality of forensic services offered by the forensic sciences laboratories in Illinois.

The aforementioned actions have had a positive impact on the labs' ability to address case backlogs, maintain required accreditation standards and improve forensic services.


Date Created: September 21, 2018