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2019 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,264,423)

The 2019 Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grant (Coverdell) affords qualifying forensic laboratories in California an opportunity to improve their efficiency and effectiveness to provide forensic science services through the improvement of the quality and timeliness of forensic services, the reduction of the number of backlogged cases, facilitation of accreditation of forensic laboratories, and the sustained education and training of forensic personnel. Funds awarded through this grant, will allow California’s local forensic science laboratories, medical examiners’ offices and coroners’ offices to continue to provide a valuable tool to law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies throughout the state. Each California crime laboratory, medical examiners’ office and coroners’ office is unique. California’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) will utilize the FY19 Coverdell funding to support the innovative, California Coverdell Program that allows qualified forensic laboratories the flexibility to use a combination of any, or all, of the program objectives in order to meet the overall state goals and federal intent of the program. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 12, 2019