The grant, administered by the National Institute of Justice, is part of an agency program that seeks to improve the quality of forensic science and medical examiner services nationwide.
State officials will also use the funding to pay for a part-time evidence technician position and to acquire new equipment.
The grant was announced recently by U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster of New Hampshire.
"This funding helps us to maintain our evidence unit, which has made all the difference in the world," said Dr. Thomas Andrew, New Hampshire's Chief Medical Examiner. "It's very important when it comes time for cases to go to trial. This funding has made a huge difference in that way."
The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Justice and are available to certain state and local governments looking to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services.