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BJS Announces FY2023 NCHIP Supplemental Funding

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking applications for funding for the fiscal years 2022 and 2023 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) Supplemental Funding.

The closing date for solicitations is February 28, 2023.

This program furthers the DOJ’s mission to reduce violent crime and address gun violence by improving the accuracy, utility, and interstate accessibility of criminal-history and related records in support of national record systems and their use for name- and fingerprint-based criminal history record background checks. This program was developed to implement Title III, Division B (3) – Appropriations, outlined in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (P.L. 117-159).

Applications are to be submitted in a two-step process, each with its own deadline:

  1. Step 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. Grants.gov forms are due on February 21, 2023, by 8:59 p.m. ET.
  2. Step 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.usdoj.gov. The full JustGrants package is due on February 28, 2023, by 8:59 p.m. ET.

Through NCHIP, BJS provides direct awards and technical assistance to states and localities to improve the quality, timeliness and immediate accessibility of criminal history records and related information. Complete records require that data from all components of the criminal justice system be integrated and linked, including law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and corrections. NCHIP assists states to establish an integrated infrastructure that meets the needs of all components.

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