Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $54,509)
The Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act (NFSIA) grants provide for the improvement of quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes. The NFSIA program funds crime laboratories and medical examiner's offices based on population and crime statistics. The program permits funding for expenses related to facilities, personnel, computerization, equipment, supplies, accreditation, certification, and education and training.
- Expanding and validating microbiome database for estimating the postmortem interval
- NIST/Office of Law Enforcement Standards funding for two projects associated with E-Crime technology portfolio, Computer Forensic Tool Testing and National Software Reference Library
- Rapid DNA Crime Scene Sample Multi-Laboratory Evaluation Project