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Full-Service Forensic Crime Laboratory Program (CLAB)

Grants to Arizona Forensic Crime Laboratories
for Operations and Improved Services

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Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC)

Deadline Date:

05/06/19 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Arizona local, county, and state full-service forensic crime labs and medical examiner offices to build capacity, support collaborative efforts, and address DNA evidence backlogs. The purpose of this program is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of crime labs and medical examiner offices in Arizona.

State and federal funding is allocated through multiple grant programs to address DNA backlogs, laboratory capacity building needs, and advance Arizona toward collaborative efforts in implementation of a State Laboratory Strategic Plan.

When requests are made to fund personnel or other ongoing, continuing activities or costs, applicants should identify future potential funding sources. Eligible expenses include equipment purchases, software development or purchase, and costs related to contractual or consulting services, personnel costs such as overtime, employee-related expenses (ERE) or other expenses.

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GrantWatch ID#: 175571

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Commission is presently making these funds available for grants to be allocated directly to:
1) State, county, and local law enforcement full-service forensic crime laboratories
2) The laboratory must employ at least one(1) full-time forensic scientist who holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a physical or natural science
3) The lab must be registered as an analytical laboratory with the United States Department of Justice for possession of all scheduled controlled substances
4) The lab must be accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board
5) Provides, at a minimum, services in the areas of controlled substances, forensic biology, DNA, blood and breath alcohol, firearms and tool marks.

Grant funds cannot be used for land acquisition or construction projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received through the ACJC grant management system by 3:00 PM on May 6, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online through GMS:

If you have any questions about this grant solicitation or are having difficulties with the grant management system, contact:

Heather Bohnet, Grants Coordinator
(602) 364-1168

Marc Peoples, Program Manager
(602) 364-1152

Or email:

Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
1110 W. Washington St., Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-364-1147
Fax: 602-364-1175

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona