National Criminal History Improvement Program: Fiscal Year 2003 Program Announcement
describes the procedures for applying for continuation funding under the BJS National
Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). The appropriation for NCHIP-2003 was
pursuant to the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998, and the procedures for
applying for NCHIP-2003 grants reflect the provisions of that Act. In particular,
matching funds are required for NCHIP-2003 applications.
The NCHIP program is an umbrella program that implements the grant provisions of the
Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
(Brady Act), the National Child Protection Act of 1993 (NCPA), those provisions of the
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Omnibus Act), the Law Enforcement
Act of 1994 (Violent Crime Control Act), and several others. The NCHIP-2003
appropriation under the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 is $40 million,
with an additional $3 million appropriated for the purposes described in the Violence
Against Women Act of 1994 and the Violence Against Women Act of 2000.
Deadline: All applications are due by April 30, 2003 to be eligible for funding from the FY 2003 appropriation.
Eligibility: An award will be made to each eligible applicant State with funds from the FY 2003
appropriation. The NCHIP application must be submitted by the agency designated by the
Governor to administer the NCHIP program. States may choose to submit applications as
part of a multistate consortium or other entity. In such cases,please contact your BJS
program manager for further information.
Contact Information: Applicants who have questions should refer to the online handbook or access applicable
help screens. If the questions cannot be addressed by accessing the online GMS
reference tools, call the GMS Hotline at 1-888-549-9901. Previous users should contact
the GMS Hotline if they are having difficulty with their user ID and password.
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This announcement contains application information and guidelines for the State
Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs). Applicant agencies must be
authorized by State legislation or by Executive Order.
Under this program SACs are eligible for funding to carry out data collection and
analysis of criminal justice themes/topics of significant interest to criminal justice
policy and decision makers. These themes are identified each year by the Bureau of
Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association. For the 2003
SJS Program, there are six themes in which States may request funding:
-deaths in police custody
-criminal history records
-incident-based crime data
States may also identify another theme provided that justification is given for such
Deadline: For funding in FY 2003, applications should be received by BJS no later than June 15, 2003.
Eligibility: The applicant SAC must be authorized by State legislation or executive order. The
SAC must be a nonpartisan professional organization which serves all branches of
the criminal justice system and all levels of government in the State as well as the
Contact Information: For further information, contact Stephanie L. Evans, SJS Program Coordinator,
at (202) 514-9012, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or your State program manager.
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