National Criminal History Improvement Program

 

Announcement of Available Funds

Who Can Apply

The NCHIP program is open only to agencies that directly contribute data to the Colorado Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system and other supported systems.

At A Glance

Project Application Due Date: FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021

Amount available: NCHIP is a competitive federal grant program. Based on the historical level of funding Colorado has received in the past few years, the total grant request from eligible agencies should be between $250,000 and $300,000.

Match Requirement: All sub-applicants are required to provide 12.5% matching funds. To determine the required match, multiply the federal amount requested in the application by 12.5%. Applicants must identify the source of the match funding and how the funds will be used.
Resources designed to meet project goals will be allowable in support of the match requirement.

Award period: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

About the Funding

The National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) was established in 1995 to aid states in improving the accuracy and completeness of state criminal history information. The program is administered at the federal level by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Crime Information Center is the agency responsible for managing state criminal history data in Colorado. The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice is the designated State Administering Agency (SAA) and is responsible for managing this program. The goal of the NCHIP program is to ensure that accurate records are available for use in law enforcement, including sex offender registry requirements, and to protect public safety and national security.

Evalution:

The Division of Criminal Justice will complete the Federal NCHIP Application for Colorado, based on the prioritized funding requests from individual CICJIS agencies which are approved by the CICJIS Executive Board.

Purpose of Funds: The National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) was established in 1995 to aid states in improving the accuracy and completeness of state criminal history information. The goal of the NCHIP program is to ensure that accurate records are available for use in law enforcement, including sex offender registry requirements, and to protect public safety and national security. The program is administered at the federal level by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and at the state level by the Division of Criminal Justice. CBI's Colorado Crime Information Center is the agency responsible for managing state criminal history data in Colorado.

Eligibility: The NCHIP program is open only to agencies that directly contribute data to the Colorado Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system and other supported systems.

Standard Award Dates: January 1 - December 31

Staff Contact Information

Kristy Wilson
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, OAJJA
700 Kipling Street
Denver, CO 80215
Direct: (303) 239-4567
Toll-Free: (800) 201-1325
Fax: (303) 239-4491
E-mail: kristy.wilson@state.co.us