Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,198,364)
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 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.
- Funding is budgeted for our Forensic/Crime Scene Investigators and Medical Examiner to travel and participate in specialized training courses as required .
- Delaware's FFY21 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program - Formula
- FY21 State of Texas Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Formula)