National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

To enhance the quality and completeness of the nation's criminal history record systems; to 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

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violence; to improve data accessibility and support data transmissions to national systems 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; to 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; to 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.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

http://www.bjs.gov


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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: See BJS website https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=47#state_by_state. Fiscal Year 2017: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

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).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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.

Credentials/Documentation

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. Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E ? Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

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.

Application Procedures

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).

Award Procedures

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.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Hearings by the Director.

Renewals

Awards may be for up to 18 months.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 10%. Provision of a 10 percent cash or in-kind match by the recipient is required. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project duration period will be for up to 18 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). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Please contact the program office for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports.

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.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements

Records

See 2 C.F.R . ž 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0401-0-1-754; 15-0404-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $33,965,029; FY 17 est $48,000,000; and FY 18 est $53,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of Justice GrantsFinancial 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.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Devon B. Adams, U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics 810 7th Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Devon.Adams@usdoj.gov Phone: (202) 307-0765.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.



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