Law Enforcement Assistance_FBI Crime Laboratory Support

To provide forensic services to the FBI and any other duly constituted law enforcement agency; and provide technical and forensic assistance through research, training, technology transfer and access to information and forensic databases.


Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Office - The FBI Laboratory is located at 2501 Investigation Parkway, Quantico, VA 20135.

See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses and telephone numbers of FBI Field Offices.

Persons are encouraged to communicate with the headquarters office noted below.
Website Address

http://www.fbi.gov



Program Accomplishments

Nonfederal scientific examinations made in FY 07 estimate is 33,569.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Submitted evidence is examined and the FBI Laboratory also furnishes the experts necessary to testify in connection with the results of these examinations.

These examinations are made with the understanding that the evidence is connected with an official investigation of a criminal or terrorism matter and that the laboratory report will be used only for official purposes related to the investigation or a subsequent prosecution.

The FBI Laboratory will not accept cases from other crime laboratories which have the capability of conducting the requested examinations.

Additionally, specialized forensic training in many forensic disciplines is conducted.

This training is provided to eligible applicants commensurate with available resources.

Finally, through available resources, the FBI Laboratory provides new enhanced equipment and tools to State and forensic and law enforcement personnel.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any duly constituted State and local law enforcement agency in the United States or any of its possessions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any duly constituted State and local law enforcement agency in the United States or any of its possessions.

Credentials/Documentation

Formal request, normally written, from appropriate official of the requesting law enforcement agency.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Inquiries may be sent to the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC 20535. Attention: FBI Laboratory.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, Public Law 90-351, Section 404, 5 U.S.C. 301, 42 U.S.C. 3744, and 28 U.S.C. 85 (g).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not applicable.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0200-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Salaries and expenses and VCRP*) FY 07 $186,164,015; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported. (*Note: The Lab no longer has funding related to VCRP).

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

28 CFR Section 0.85(g). "Procedures and Services of the FBI Laboratory," no cost.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

The FBI Laboratory is located at 2501 Investigation Parkway, Quantico, VA 20135. See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses and telephone numbers of FBI Field Offices. Persons are encouraged to communicate with the headquarters office noted below.

Headquarters Office

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20535. Telephone: (202) 324-3000. Use the same number for FTS.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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