The FBI has formally announced its intention to retire the Summary Reporting System
(SRS) of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and transition to a NIBRS-only
collection on January 1, 2021. To ensure crime data meet state UCR Program
requirements, local LEAs are strongly encouraged to work closely with their state
UCR Program while developing an IBR transition plan. In general, local LEAs report
data to the FBI's NIBRS by submitting state-specific, incident-based data to their
state UCR Program, then the state UCR Program reports those data to the FBI. The FBI
and BJS advocate using the "state pipeline" for crime data reporting. For those
instances in which a state is not able to receive incident-based data from local
LEAs, the FBI will accept incident-based data directly from a local LEA until the
state pipeline is in place. However, agencies should report crime data directly to
their state UCR Program whenever possible.
Deadline: All registrations and applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on December 27, 2018.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are local LEAs selected for participation in the NCS-X, however, agencies that have previously applied for and been awarded funds to support their NIBRS transition are not eligible for funding under this solicitation. Agencies that report or are in the process of transitioning to IBR/NIBRS may not be considered eligible. Applications from a third-party entity supporting the transition of an eligible agency or agencies may also be considered.
Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact Andrea Gardner, NCS-X Program Manager, by telephone at 202-307-0765, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include "NCS-X FY19 SLLEA" in the subject line.
Full solicitation in PDF format (PDF 457K)
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) requires that applications for funding be submitted through the OJP Grants Management System (GMS).
Applicants for financial assistance from BJS should also review:
Data collection and processing
BJS maintains nearly three dozen major statistical series designed to cover each stage of the criminal justice system. A description of the various BJS data series can be found under the topical references on the BJS home page. The U.S. Census Bureau carries out the majority of BJS's data collection activities. However, BJS conducts several statistical programs for which other non-profit organizations serve as BJS data collection agents. BJS periodically announces solicitations for these programs in the Federal Register and current solicitations are listed at the top of this page.
Statistical and methodological research
BJS conducts, supports, and implements methodological research and initiatives designed to improve the quality of justice statistics, records, and information systems.
BJS, in partnership with the American Statistical Association (ASA), sponsors research projects designed to foster improvements in the methods used to obtain, analyze, and report national-level data on crime and criminal justice. Each year, new topics for methodological research are identified by BJS and ASA. Solicitations for new research projects are announced each year in February and October.
The BJS Visiting Fellows Program promotes criminal justice statistical research among the academic and professional justice community. Visiting Fellows participate in a specifically designed research project of particular operational relevance to the national or international justice system. The program offers criminal justice researchers an opportunity to have a significant impact on specific BJS projects as well as a chance to examine innovative approaches to the analysis and dissemination of BJS data.
National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) provides financial and technical support to states in improving the accuracy, utility, and interstate accessibility of criminal history records and enhancing records of protective orders involving domestic violence and stalking, sex offender records, automated identification systems, and other state systems supporting national records systems and their use for background checks.
State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) offers technical and financial support to states to establish and maintain a state-level capacity to collect, analyze, and report statistics on crime and justice in order to contribute to effective state policies and programs and to participate in national data series. Through the creation of SACs, BJS encourages analyses of evolving criminal justice topics of interest within the state using data gathered from state and local agencies and promotes statistical inquiries into improved measures of crime incidence and prevalence.
Through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program, BJS invites individuals interested in pursuing criminal justice issues to apply for temporary assignments. Projects will be designed to focus on improving BJS's statistical programs. Assignments may vary in duration, up to 2 years, and may be intermittent, part-time, or full-time. Visit the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program page for deadlines and eligibility requirements.