Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $2,509,525)
The Michigan State Police requests FY 2015 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program funding to assist the Forensic Science Division (FSD) in reducing the statewide backlog of DNA casework awaiting analysis and to increase the capacity of its DNA and Database laboratories. The requested funding will be used to: (1) continue payroll support for laboratory personnel; (2) provide limited overtime for backlog reduction; (3) provide continuing education to laboratory personnel; (4) purchase DNA database collection kits; (5) outsourcing of case work; (6) purchase six thermal cyclers.
DNA analysis conducted under this program will be maintained pursuant to all applicable federal privacy requirements. All eligible profiles obtained with funding from this program will be entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and uploaded to the National DNA Index System (NDIS), when applicable. Participating laboratories will follow the NDIS DNA Data Acceptance Standards for all profiles uploaded to NDIS. nca/ncf.