U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
06/08/21 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; JustGrants deadline is 6/22/21 11:59 PM ET.
Grants to USA and territories government agencies to improve the rates and efficiency of DNA analysis and processing in forensic laboratories. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for activities related to long-term capacity enhancements and short-term direct case analysis.
BJA's FY 2021 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program provides funding to states and units of local government with existing crime laboratories to increase the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples, thereby helping to reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis and/or prevent a backlog of forensic and database DNA samples.
Funding under this program supports the following purposes:
The DNA CEBR program awards funding to eligible entities with two program objectives:
Both objectives can be achieved by implementing allowable long-term capacity enhancement activities and short-term direct case analysis activities. For more information, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-104004.pdf#page=6.
For permissible uses of funds, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-104004.pdf#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 178844
Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $4,250,000
Period of performance start date: October 1, 2021
Period of performance duration: 24 months
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