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Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

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Office of Justice Programs (OJP) / Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Interagency Medicolegal Death Investigation Working Group (MDI-WG) Resource Page

The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established this Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) Federal Interagency working group (MDI-WG) to coordinate Federal initiatives to strengthen the MDI system and support death investigation services practiced by medical examiner and coroner offices (ME/Cs) across the United States. The MDI-WG commenced in March 2018, is co-chaired by senior leadership from OJP and HHS, and builds upon the work of prior Federal MDI working groups.

State Administering Agencies

Many OJP formula grants are awarded directly to state governments, which then set priorities and allocate funds within that state. For more information on how a state intends to distribute formula grant funds, contact the administering state agency. For each state, a list of formula grant points of contact is available by clicking on that state in the map below, or choosing from the drop menu at the bottom of the page. If you are using grant monies for information technology, you can comply with the special condition by contacting the State and Territory Technology Points of Contact in your state