National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)
GOAL(S): Enhance the quality and completeness of the nation's criminal history record systems. OBJECTIVE(S): ? Provide financial and technical assistance to states and tribes for the establishment or improvement of computerized criminal history record systems and in their efforts to collect data on stalking and domestic violence; ? improve data accessibility and support data transmissions to national systems that will permit the immediate identification of persons who are prohibited from purchasing firearms, are subject to domestic violence protective orders, or are ineligible to hold positions of responsibility involving children, the elderly, or the disabled; ? develop and improve the processes for identifying, classifying, collecting, and entering data regarding stalking and domestic violence into local, state, and national crime information databases; ? ensure that criminal justice systems are designed, implemented, or upgraded to be compliant where applicable, with the FBI operated National Instant Criminal Background Check System and Interstate Automated Fingerprint Identification System, meet other applicable statewide or regional criminal justice information sharing standards and plans; and, ? build upon ongoing efforts so as to support the wide range of technology-based criminal justice information, identification, and communications needs.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=49 See BJS website https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=47#state_by_stateFiscal Year 2017
See BJS website: http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=49.Fiscal Year 2018
http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=49. Funds have been used to improve the availability and reporting of felony dispositions, misdemeanor convictions of domestic violence, active protection orders and warrants, and mental health information that disqualifies a person from purchasing or possessing a firearm.
Public Law 105-251, the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 (codified at 42 U.S.C. 14601 et seq.); 42 U.S.C. 3732., U.S.C.
34 U.S.C. 40301; 34 U S C 10132
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants are limited to the agency designated by the governor in each state to administer the NCHIP program, and federally recognized tribal entities. States and tribes may choose to submit applications as part of a multi-state consortium, multi-tribe consortium, or other entity. In such cases, please contact your BJS program manager for further information.
Funds awarded to the state or tribe may be allocated for use in state or local/tribal agencies or the courts, but should have an impact on national record systems. Private organizations may receive funds under contract arrangements with a state/tribal agency or its subgrantees to which NCHIP funds are allocated by the state/tribe.
The applicant must furnish, along with the application for an award, all of the requirements listed in the solicitation, including a detailed budget, a budget narrative, and a program narrative including the accomplishments, goals, impact, methods, evaluation plan, and resources of the project.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her state for more information on the process the state requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the state has selected the program for review. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her state for more information on the process the state requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the state has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
An award is granted by the Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and must be accepted by the applicant agency or institution according to the special conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement. Successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Hearings by the Director.
Awards may be for up to 24 months.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.
How may assistance be used?
Allowable uses of funds are outlined in the NCHIP Program Announcement which are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site (https://ojp.gov/funding/index.htm).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements
See 2 C.F.R . SS 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. 10%. Provision of a 10 percent cash or in-kind match by the recipient is required.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project duration period will be for up to 24 months. There are three methods for requesting payment of grant funds: the Letter of Credit Electronic Certification System (LOCES), the Phone Activated Paperless Request System (PAPRS) and the Automated Standard Application for Payment (ASAP). Please contact the program office for more information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Devon B. Adams,
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$43,178,039.00; FY 19 est $50,000,000.00; FY 20 est $65,000,000.00; FY 17$31,941,079.00; FY 16$33,965,029.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See the current fiscal year's solicitation guidelines posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf), applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
See BJS website http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=49Fiscal Year 2017
See BJS website https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=47#state_by_state.Fiscal Year 2018
See BJS website https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=47#state_by_state