Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $70,537)
The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (the Coverdell program), which awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve forensic science and medical examiner/ coroner services. Under the Coverdell program, State Administering Agencies (SAAs) may apply for both formula and competitive funds. Units of local government may apply for competitive funds.
The goal of this program is to improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by states and units of local government.
- Expansion of Forensic Testing Services for the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory
- RCEMS improvement tracking and analysis of opioid, stimulant, and substance abuse related fatalities within Rutherford County, a densely populated and fast growing county in Middle TN.
- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA