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DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program, FY 2019 Application number 2019-90139-RI-DN

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $384,875)

The Rhode Island Department of Health Forensic Sciences Laboratory (RIDOH-FSL) will use the federal funding from this award to achieve the following goals: 1) Reduce the forensic DNA case backlog by funding one full time Forensic Scientist and one Forensic Scientist at 70% to process DNA casework. Also requested is a newly created, second IT specialist, who will assist with necessary LIMS projects; and 2) Increase the capacity of the laboratory in casework with the purchase of a new AB 3500 CE instrument during year 2 of the federal funding.


Date Created: September 12, 2019