Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $338,134)
The Michigan State Police requests FY 2015 Forensic DNA Arrestee Collection Process Program funding to assist in defraying the costs associated with the implementation of DNA arrestee collection processes, to improve the capacity of its DNA and Database laboratories.
Michigan law now mandates that all individuals arrested on a felony charge are required to provide a DNA sample for processing and DNA profile entry into the CODIS database. It is estimated that this will increase samples received at the CODIS laboratory by 12,000 samples (approximately a 50% increase of the current intake).
The requested funding will be used to :(1) provide limited overtime for existing in-house laboratory employees to handle and analyzing DNA database samples, including handling and analyzing quality assurance samples, and data review of profiles generated in-house that, due to the lack of laboratory resources, have yet to be reviewed and entered into NDIS. Overtime will also be used for Grant Administration: The grant manager will complete all programmatic and financial reports, as well as monitor grant objectives and expenditure activity. (2) Funding will also be used to purchase polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kits and reagents.
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.
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