Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $61,015)
The Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act (NFSIA) Grants provide for the improvement of the quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes. The NFSIA program funds crime laboratories and medical examiner's offices through the State Administrating Agency (SAA) based on population and crime statistics. The program permits funding for expenses related to facilities, personnel, computerization, equipment, supplies, accreditation, certification, education, and training.
- Identifying the Scope and Context of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) in New Mexico and Improving MMIP Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting
- Breath Measurements of Acute Cannabis Use (BACE): Towards Reliable Determination of Recent Use
- Improving identification of unknown American Indians and Hispanic/Latinx Americans