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Nevada Disposition Backfill Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $720,508)

The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, P. L. 110-180 ("NIAA"), was initially signed into law by the President on January 8, 2008 (reauthorized by Title VI of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, P.L. 115-141). The NIAA amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 ("the Brady Act") (Pub. L. 103-159), under which the Attorney General established the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Brady Act requires Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to contact the NICS before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person for information on whether the proposed transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. The NIAA authorizes grants to be made in a manner consistent with the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP).

Under the FY 20 NARIP project, the Nevada Department of Public Safety will use funds to continue funding eighteen (18) Full-Time-Equivalent (FTE) temporary positions to data enter dispositions into the State CCH as well as the FBI III so that final case outcomes will be available in both state and national systems accessed by the FBI’s NICS. Additionally, two (2) FTE temporary positions will be used to assist with the ancillary workload in the Brady POC, which includes data entry into the NICS Indices, which will allow the permanent staff to focus on running the firearm background checks and conducting the necessary front-line research. (CA/NCF)

Date Created: November 2, 2020