The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative is part of a national movement to expand the number of law enforcement (LE) agencies reporting crime data to the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NCS-X seeks to transition a select sample of 400 LE agencies from across the country, including all of the largest agencies, to NIBRS, in order to use NIBRS data to generate national crime statistics. Under this funding announcement, BJS, in partnership with the FBI, seeks proposals from state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Programs to expand the state's capacity to report data to NIBRS. The typical mechanism by which a local agency contributes data to NIBRS is through its state pipeline, where agencies report their crime data to the NIBRS-certified UCR Program in their respective state, and the state Program sends data from all of the state's contributing agencies to the FBI. Transitioning local agencies to NIBRS reporting requires the state pipeline to be enhanced, to ensure state UCR Programs are capable of receiving and processing local incident-based crime data. Funding under this solicitation will support that effort.