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Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program- COMPETITIVE, FY 2019

Opportunity ID
NIJ-2019-15504
Solicitation Status
Closed
Fiscal Year
2019
Closing Date
Posting Date
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Description

This program seeks to improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by States and units of local government. Among other things, funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to train and employ forensic laboratory personnel, as needed, to eliminate such a backlog. The Coverdell Act requires that 15 percent of program funds be awarded competitively. These competitive funds may be awarded to SAAs or dispersed directly to units of local government based on the merits of the respective applications. This solicitation will fund competitive awards only.

Awards

Number of Awards: 10
Total Amount Awarded: $1,258,783

Date Created: April 5, 2019