Samuel Sallee, 57, was charged with four counts of murder for killing four people in a house in Waynesville in 2013.
The grant will go toward collecting and analyzing data on violent deaths across the state.
The man accused of shooting and killing four people last year will go to trial in February.
Police also say the slayings likely happened recently, but that the suspect indicated there could be additional victims going back 20 years.
Samual Sallee is being held in Bartholomew County on four charges of murder, after four Columbus residents were killed last May.
James Finney is charged with the shooting death of Adam Sarnecki in November 2011.
Devan Dumes faced attempted murder, theft, carjacking, and several gun-related charges.
In Brown County, the sole suspect in a Waynesville murder case has made a plea deal with the prosecutor's office to resolve an unrelated assault charge.
The Monroe County Sheriff‘s Department confirmed one male and one female were discovered dead after an apparent homicide-suicide.
Tuesday’s testimony revolved around Patrick Baker’s attempts to defend John Myers in his 2006 murder trial.