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FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program (Formula)

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2019-DN-BX-0064
Funding Category
Non-Competitive
Location
Awardee County
Travis
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$2,905,437

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,905,437)

To reduce the number of forensic DNA cases awaiting analysis, the ten Texas Department of Public Safety casework laboratories are requesting funds to support the employment of fourteen full time employees (FTEs). Ten of those FTEs are Forensic Biology/DNA Analysts and four of the FTEs are for Laboratory Technicians. A secondary goal is capacity enhancement. The DPS is asking to purchase four of the new generation of 24-capillary AB 3500XL genetic analyzers and eight AB 7500 series real-time PCR instruments. In conjunction with this work, DNA scientists will attend continuing education by attending DNA training workshops to retain their proficiency, enhance their skills and improve efficiency.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 12, 2019