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GRANT TITLE: NATIONAL CRIMINAL HISTORY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (NCHIP)

OVERVIEW: The purpose of the National Criminal History Improvement Program Grant is to assist states in meeting various evolving federal and state requirements regarding criminal histories and related records. Funding is provided to improve the quality, timeliness, and accessibility of criminal history and related records.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for funding under this grant program, an applicant must be a(n): a) State Agency; b) Unit of Local Government (i.e., city, county, town).

BOARD PRIORITIES: The Criminal Justice Information Systems Task Force (CJIS), comprised of nine members, is charged with reviewing grant proposals and determining awards for the NCHIP grant funds.  The delegated duties of the Task Force are to write a state plan for integration and criminal history records improvement and to make funding recommendations regarding technical grant applications to the Justice Assistance Grant Board.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION: The deadline for the 2005 application has passed. Depending on federal funding, it is anticipated that grant applications will be available in 2006.

TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION: The 2005 application period is closed. To be placed on the mailing list to receive a Notice of Availability of Funds, contact the Federal Grants Division at 405/264-5008.