NIJ’s DNA Capacity and Efficiency Programs: Program Updates, Grant Management, and Navigating Performance Measures

Sunday September 23rd, 2018 // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm // 102A

Standard Registration$50.00

The National Institute of Justice has awarded and administered DNA grant programs for decades. This interactive workshop will provide programmatic updates on the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR- formula) and Efficiency Improvement and Capacity Enhancement (EI&CE – competitive) programs, including application submission information, grant management updates, and a presentation and discussion by NIJ Performance Measurement Tool (PMT) contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, on the PMT process. Questions and answers will be integrated throughout the workshop. The purpose is to update grantees on new information for the current and coming grant cycles. Instructional materials and handouts will be provided by NIJ and BAH as needed.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand NIJ’s funding cycle, relevant legislation, and why deadlines are what they are.
  2. Learn how to read an NIJ solicitation and what key areas to focus on.
  3. Learn how to strengthen competitive proposals.
  4. Learn about new grant management topics.
  5. Understand the Performance Measurement Tool and process.


Intended Audience:

  • Laboratory staff and managers
  • Grant managers


Private: Chuck HeurichChair

Program Manager for the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction, NIJ

Chuck Heurich is currently the Program Manager for the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction, DNA Efficiency Improvement and Capacity Enhancement, Solving Cold Cases with DNA, Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence – Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting (SAFE-ITR), Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing programs, and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) program for which he was awarded the 2011 Samuel Hayman Service to America Medal in Justice and Law Enforcement.

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