This program is intended to improve the nationâs safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information used for criminal justice and noncriminal justice background checks.
Four objectives are targeted:
(1) providing direct
financial and technical assistance to states and tribes to improve their criminal records systems and other related systems in an effort to support background checks; (2) ensuring the infrastructure is developed to connect criminal history records systems to the state record repository or appropriate federal agency record system and ensuring records are accessible through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records systems; (3) providing the training and technical assistance needed to ensure that records systems are developed and managed to conform to FBI standards of practice with respect to privacy and confidentiality; and (4) using systematic evaluation and standardized performance measurement and statistics to access progress made in improving in improving in national records holdings and background check systems.
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Full AnnouncementAdditional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are limited to the agency designated by the governor in each state to administer the NCHIP program and federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, 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 the BJS program manager for further information.Full Opportunity Web Address:http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/nchip16sol.pdfContact:
Bureau of Justice StatisticsDevon.Adams@usdoj.gov Agency Email Description:
Chief, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program Agency Email:
Devon.Adams@usdoj.gov Date Posted:
2016-02-12Application Due Date: