This program provides funding to states and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis 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.
- City or township governments
- County governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- State governments
See the solicitation for additional eligibility details and information.
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Number of Awards: 129
Total Amount Awarded: $100,030,623
Aims to provide continuous support for local agencies, public defenders and court/legal entities through analysis and interpretation of DNA samples. Funds used for DNA supplies and training/overtime.
APD's Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program (Forensics DNA and the NM DNA Identification System)
BJA FY 21 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory
BJA FY 22 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program - Arizona Department of Public Safety
BJA FY 22 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program grant for the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department, OC Crime Lab
JustGrants deadline extended to July 15, 2022.