Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant
The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Program, provides funding to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services. 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.
Funding - State Formula
The Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) is the State Administering Agency for the Coverdell Grant Program in Iowa. ODCP is responsible for submitting the state application to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for Iowa's share of the formula portion of the program.
Applications to participate in Iowa's FFY 2011 formula application to NIJ will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. May 6, 2011. Eligible applicants include state and local accredited forensic laboratories and Medical Examiners agencies. Applications are received through Iowa's electronic grant management system at www.iowagrants.gov.
Funding - Competitive Grants
NIJ limits state agencies to a single competative application from each state. State agencies interested in applying for competitive funding through the Coverdell program should contact Dennis Wiggins at 515-725-0311.
Local agencies are invited to apply directly to the National Institute of Justice for competitive Coverdell funding.