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Cooperative agreement to a USA or territories nonprofit, for-profit, or institution of higher education to provide assistance and training to improve programs to improve criminal history records systems. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks applications for funding to continue the delivery of training and technical assistance to support activities under the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP), the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP), and portions of the recently enacted Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (P.L. 117–159) in fiscal year (FY) 2023. Direct technical assistance is provided to states, territories, and tribal jurisdictions to ensure that record systems are developed and managed to conform to FBI standards, ensure jurisdictions are using the most appropriate technologies, and adhere to the highest standards of practice with respect to privacy and confidentiality. This program also routinely collects and evaluates performance measures to assess the level of improvement of state and national records holdings and information sharing and exchanges.
Goals: The recipient of funds will deliver technical assistance and training to state, local, and tribal justice agencies, including courts, as needed in the development, management, improvement, acquisition, and integration of their automated criminal history and related information systems.
Objectives: An applicant should address all the objectives that are relevant to their proposed program/project in the Goals, Objectives, Deliverables and Timeline web-based form.
The recipient of funds must be able to work effectively with individual justice agencies (such as a state record repository implementing a new computerized criminal history system and state adult and juvenile courts developing electronic systems to share relevant court records with) and with multidisciplinary groups of justice agencies to assist them in developing and implementing integrated information systems at state, local, and regional/tribal levels.
The recipient of funds must have significant demonstrable expertise in the creation, maintenance, and transmission of criminal history record information to and between repositories at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Specifically, the recipient of funds should have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas:
For additional information about program objectives, see: https://bjs.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh236/files/media/document/fy23nchiptta_sol.pdf#page=5
Deliverables: Technical assistance and training provided under this program includes—
For additional information about program deliverables, see: https://bjs.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh236/files/media/document/fy23nchiptta_sol.pdf#page=7
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Number of Grants:
Estimated Size of Grant:
Period of Performance Start Date: 4/1/23
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 18
The project period can start as early as April 1, 2023 to as late as October 1, 2023.
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Devon B. Adams, Deputy Director, Policy Division, at 202-307-0765, or AskBJS@usdoj.gov include “NCHIPTTA23” in the subject line.