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  NCJ Number: NCJ 233976     Find in a Library
  Title: Fiscal Year 2006 Report on the Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grants Program
  Document URL: HTML 
  Date Published: 2008
  Page Count: 24
  Abstract: The Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grants Program provides funding to crime laboratories and medical examiner offices through a two-part process consisting of “Base” and “Competitive” funding. In FY2006, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) made a total of 87 Coverdell awards. These consisted of 43 “Base” awards to State Administering Agencies (SAAs), 34 “Competitive” awards to units of local government, and 10 combination “Base” and “Competitive” awards to SAAs. According to the Coverdell Act, seventy-five percent (75%) of the total program amount must be awarded to states through State Administering Agencies based on individual state population. These “Base” awards are dispersed as formula grants to all eligible SAAs who apply for funding. SAAs from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories are eligible to apply for “Base” funding. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total program amount must be dedicated to the program’s “Competitive” component. These “Competitive” funds may be awarded to SAAs and they can be dispersed directly to units of local government.
  Main Term(s): NIJ grant-related documents
  Index Term(s): State aid ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Forensic science training
  Sponsoring Agency: NLECTC Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Ctr
United States of America
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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