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Crime Laboratory Improvement_Combined Offender DNA Index System Backlog Reduction

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Justice , National Institute of Justice
CFDA #: 16.564

Possible uses and use restrictions...

The Federal share of grants made under this program shall not exceed 75 percent of the total cost of the project described in the application. Furthermore, grant funds shall not be used to pay for State or local personnel costs. Project proposals shall demonstrate that the Federal share will be spent on expenses directly associated with the start-up or expansion of a public crime laboratory facility. Indirect and administrative costs are unallowable under this program. The Federal share shall not be used for new construction of laboratory buildings or facilities or to make modifications to existing laboratory space that are not necessary to house or operate required equipment. Federal funds shall not be used to replace funds already available for supplies to support forensic casework operations or the typing of convicted offender samples. Additionally, the Federal share shall not be used for travel-related or registration expenses for professional meetings and conferences. Expenditures from the Federal share may include the following: Laboratory equipment and supplies and other expenses directly attributable to conducting forensic analysis; outside training and related travel expenses for applicable graduate-level course work or training courses in specific methodologies as recommended by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for DNA Quality Control/Quality Assurance; modifications to existing laboratory space only where necessary to accommodate required laboratory equipment and activities related to forensic analysis; contractor- provided services to conduct forensic testing of evidence; Combined Offender DNA Index System (CODIS) equipment and testing. Details regarding this program may be obtained by contacting the Department of Justice Response Center at (800) 421-6770 or accessing the web site at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij under Funding Opportunities.