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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

Who is eligible to apply...

In accordance with the DNA Identification Act of 1994; Public Law 103-322, eligible applicants must be State or local (i.e., county and municipal) governments or combinations thereof. States with more than one current or prospective crime laboratory must work together to develop statewide testing programs and must demonstrate this coordination in the proposal. Such States should consider submitting a consortium proposal covering all affected laboratories. Local or regional crime laboratories may submit grant applications in conjunction with their State or they may submit on their own if coordination and participation with the State effort is clearly demonstrated and the need for forensic testing capabilities in the applicant's crime laboratory is justified. Applicants must certify that forensic analyses performed at the laboratory will satisfy or exceed the current standards for a Quality Assurance Program for DNA analysis issued by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Section 14131 of Title 42 United States Code, as required by the DNA Identification Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, as well as striving for ASCLD accreditation in other forensic disciplines.

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Credentials/Documentation

The applicant must furnish, along with the application for a grant, the "Statutory Assurance" required by the DNA Identification Act of 1994, certification that Federal funds will not be used to supplant State or local funds, a proposal abstract, program narrative, project period, forensic testing capacity requirements and estimates, and resumes of key personnel. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.