FY 2020 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)
FY 2020 Competitive Grant Solicitation
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 16, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice
Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National
Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). This program furthers the Department’s
mission to reduce violent crime and address gun violence by enhancing the criminal justice
capabilities of U.S. state and tribal governments by improving the accuracy, utility, and interstate
accessibility of criminal history and related records in support of national records systems and
their use for name- and fingerprint-based criminal history background checks. For the purpose
of this solicitation, “state” includes the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
This solicitation incorporates the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide by reference. The OJP
Grant Application Resource Guide provides guidance to applicants on how to prepare and
submit applications for funding to OJP. If this solicitation expressly modifies any provision in the
OJP Grant Application Resource Guide, the applicant is to follow the guidelines in this
solicitation as to that provision.