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FY2019 Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program (formula)

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,664,064)

The North Carolina State Crime Laboratory has the responsibility of providing forensic DNA analysis and a convicted offender/arrestee database for the entire state. Funding from this grant will be used to increase capacity, thus reducing the number of backlogged cases in the Casework Section and to maintain the capacity of the Database Section for the analysis of database samples and their upload into CODIS. Prior success in this area has been maintained, in part, through grant funding for laboratory supplies, laboratory instrumentation, and training of new analysts. Both Sections plan to continue the model of requesting additional funds for laboratory supplies and instrumentation. The project also includes support for continuing education opportunities for analysts.


Date Created: September 12, 2019