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FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program (Formula)

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $869,198)

The New Jersey State Police (NJSP), Office of Forensic Sciences (OFS) maintains five (5) forensic laboratories, which service almost nine (9) million people living in New Jersey. It is expected that funding from the FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Grant Program will result in an increased overall capacity and efficiency of DNA analysis and will reduce the current backlog in the NJSP OFS DNA Laboratory. Funding is being requested for overtime to perform DNA analysis on casework as well as complete validations on new equipment and software. The OFS is also requesting funding for supplies and equipment to increase the capacity and storage capabilities of the laboratory. The project will also include funds for continuing education.


Date Created: September 16, 2019