National Criminal History Improvement Program: Fiscal Year 2004 Program Announcement
describes the procedures for applying for continuation funding under the BJS National
Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). The appropriation for NCHIP-2004 was
pursuant to the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998, and the procedures for
applying for NCHIP-2004 grants reflect the provisions of that Act. In particular,
matching funds are required for NCHIP-2004 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-2004
appropriation under the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 is $29.7 million,
with an additional $2.9 million appropriated for the purposes described in the
Against Women Act of 1994 and the Violence Against Women Act of 2000.
Deadline: All applications are due by April 30, 2004 to be eligible for funding from the FY 2004 appropriation.
Eligibility: An award will be made to each eligible applicant State with funds from the FY 2004
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 multi-state consortium or other entity. In such cases, please contact
BJS program manager for further information.
Contact Information: Please feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions on NCHIP at
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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 2004
SJS Program, there are nine themes in which States may request funding:
-deaths in police custody
-prison rape and victimization confinement facilities
-civil justice statistics
-research involving computer related crimes
-increase in Web access to data
-analysis of criminal history records
-research using incident-based crime data
-any theme or topic identified by SAC applicant
Deadline: For funding in FY 2004, applications should be received by BJS no later than June 15, 2004.
Eligibility: State Statistical Analysis Centers are the only entities eligible to apply for funds
under the SJS program. General applicants must meet the requirements for a SAC as
specified in these Guidelines. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
for the SAC program is 16.550 (Criminal Justice Statistics Development).
Contact Information: If you require additional assistance in the establishment of an IRB, JRSA staff are
available to provide guidance. Contact Stan Orchowsky, Ph.D., JRSA Research Director
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