Law Enforcement Assistance National Crime Information Center


The FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is designed to complement the development of similar metropolitan and statewide criminal justice information systems and provide a computerized central index to documented files of local and State criminal justice agencies.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
J - Provision of Specialized Services; L - Dissemination of Technical Information
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Local, State, and Federal criminal justice agencies may participate through their individual control terminal agency.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Local, State, and Federal criminal justice agencies may participate through their individual control terminal agency.
Agencies accessing NCIC must be an authorized criminal justice agency or authorized entity.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Federal, State and local criminal justice agencies applying for access should contact their control terminal agency, or the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 10th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20535.
Award Procedure
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Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
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How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a computerized index of crime and criminals of nationwide interest. Included are records concerning wanted persons, missing persons, unidentified persons, persons on supervised release, persons subject of a protection order, registered sexual offenders, persons violating immigration laws, persons associated with a violent gang or terrorist organization, and stolen property. Also provided is access to an index of criminal history records. The NCIC, located at the FBI's Criminal Justice Services Division in Clarksburg, WV, serves as a nucleus of a vast, high-speed criminal justice communications network which includes authorized local, State, and Federal criminal justice agencies throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. Through use of computer storage and retrieval, the NCIC is able to locate and transmit in seconds essential data for the efficient performance of criminal justice personnel. FBI personnel are available to assist States in operating their systems which are connected to the NCIC computer. Technical and other consultant services as well as training are provided at no expense to State agencies.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Michael Tyler
935 Pennsylvania Avenue
Finance Division
Room 6712
Washington, DC 20535 US
Phone: 2023240495
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Information) FY 17 est $18,105,221.00; FY 16 est $17,914,864.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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