Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $887,174)
Under this award, the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Grant Administration Office (PSGAO) will use funds to support program coordination and administrative costs. This funding will contribute to a portion of the salary and fringe of the FTE(s) who serves as NCHIP program and grant administrator and will spend approximately 35% of their combined time on this program. Additionally, the PSAGO will subaward funds to Rhode Island Judiciary to research missing dispositions and reducing backlog of missing court dispositions accessible for criminal history inquiries at the state and national level. Further, a subaward will also be made with the Rhode Island State Police, Technical Services Unit to replace the Virtual Environment that is nearing end of life, purchasing twelve (12) laptop computers and funding phase two of the NIEM compliance project by converting all FBI CJIS NCIC messaging to and from Rhode Island to NIEM XML format. The first step in this process (phase one), funded by a FY 2020 NCHIP grant, is scheduled to enhance the message switch and convert all NLETS transactions to NIEM XML by December 31, 2021.