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Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

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The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (the Coverdell Program) awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by states and units of local government.

Funding under the Coverdell Program may not be used for research; however, applicants may request funding to address emerging forensic science issues and technology through implementation of new technologies and processes into public laboratories.

In collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Forensics Training and Technical Assistance (Forensics TTA) Program, led by RTI International, offers a team of subject matter experts who provide expertise and assistance to grantees in support of BJA’s overall mission to strengthen America’s criminal justice system. For more information on the Coverdell program, as well as the services the Forensics TTA program offers, visit the Forensics TTA Program website.

Visit the Forensic Sciences page for additional resources and to learn more about how BJA supports this topical area.

Date Modified: October 31, 2023
Date Created: September 9, 2020