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Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program, 2018-21

Closing Date
The goal of the FIST program is provide national estimates of the total number of firearm purchase applications received and denied pursuant to the Brady Act and similar state laws. FIST collects counts of firearm transfer applications and permit checks conducted by state and local agencies and combines them with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Instant Background Check (NICS) transaction data. This program...

FY 2018 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Closing Date
This program is intended to improve the nation s safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by ensuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and noncriminal justice background check systems. Achieving this goal is contingent on accomplishing four objectives: Providing direct financial and technical assistance to states and tribes to improve their criminal records systems and...

FY 2017 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Closing Date
This program is intended to improve the nation's safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by ensuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and noncriminal justice background check systems. Achieving this goal is contingent on accomplishing four objectives: Providing direct financial and technical assistance to states and tribes to improve their criminal records systems and other...