FY 2016 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

This program is intended to improve the nation’s 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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National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Justice Programs

Estimated Funding: $50,000,000

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

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Additional 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:

Bureau of Justice StatisticsDevon.Adams@usdoj.gov

Agency Email Description:
Chief, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program

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