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Coverdell 2019 Vermont

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $272,275)

The Vermont Forensic Laboratory (VFL) serves as the only forensic laboratory for the state of Vermont. The efficient processing of cases, analysis of evidence, and continuous compliance with accreditation standards can be improved through use of grant funds for the following objectives: 1) supporting an evidence technician position; 2) supporting overtime for analysts in the Controlled Substances section to reduce the backlog; 3) purchase new computers, laboratory equipment, and supplies; 4) maintain contracts for calibration, maintenance, accreditation, and the laboratory information management system (LIMS); and 5) support continuing education of laboratory staff. Use of these Coverdell funds has been identified as critical in maintaining accreditation status, reducing backlogs, providing opportunities for continuing education and maintaining dedicated evidence personnel; all integral components of the laboratory’s functions and necessary to meet customers’ needs.


Date Created: September 12, 2019