Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $304,041)
The GAM No. 6 Revised Change in Scope submitted under GAM-558212 of the FY 2020 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program provides funding to States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories to increase the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples, thereby helping to reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis and/or prevent a backlog of forensic and database DNA samples. Funding under this program supports to the following purposes: 1) To carry out, for inclusion in the Combined DNA Index System, DNA analyses of database samples collected under applicable legal authority; 2) To carry out, for inclusion in the Combined DNA Index System, DNA analyses of forensic case (e.g. crime scene) samples; and 3) To increase the capacity of publicly-funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to now include the means to procure DNA supplies and select equipment instrumentation pursuant to the previously approved GAMs and subsequent approvals under this award to “sole source” procure critical DNA Laboratory upgrade to the existing genotyping software platform.