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DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program

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Date Published
November 2023
2 pages

This document provides an overview of a grant to support the increase in capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA-database laboratories to process more DNA samples, and reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA-database samples awaiting analysis; the document lists the three purposes supported by the grant program along with information about past awards.


This fact sheet provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in the DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Formula Program, from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which awards grants in support of the following three goals: to carry out DNA analyses of database samples, collected under applicable legal authority, for inclusion in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS); to carry out, for inclusion in CODIS, DNA analyses of forensic case samples; and to increase the capacity of publicly funded forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories. The fact sheet also lists some past program accomplishments, as well as Formula Program funding awards, and additional program and BJA information.