Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $688,141)
The Quinault Indian Nation (Nation) will use funds to continue to use a system to keep track of necessary data and help the Quinault Indian Nation Tribal court advance work toward the reporting of the tribe’s firearms disqualified cases into the NICS database. Funding from this grant will allow the tribe to continue operations and employ personnel necessary to perform the functions within this grant. The Tribal court has established policies and personnel that were funded with the FY2022 NARIP grant. With the current funding, the Quinault Indian Nation can continue to organize and screen the court’s records and maintain an established relationship in reporting qualifying convictions and protection orders. The project’s goal directly aligns with the NARIP goal of making more records available to NICS, including records in the NCIC, criminal history record information available through III, and records in the NICS Indices. The Nation’s contributions to improving the NICS system will help to ensure that all applicable protection order and criminal convictions get entered in the database so that tragedies are less likely to happen because of a missing record in the system. The focus of this 24-month project is to deliver automated records. This focus will make records from both our tribal court and tribal law enforcement electronically available to the state and federal criminal history repository.