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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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.

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.

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.

Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP)

Closing Date
This statistical program furthers BJS's mission to produce accurate and timely information on the criminal histories of offenders. The recipient of funds will transform automated criminal history records into databases that support statistical research and studies of the criminal behaviors for various cohorts of individuals.

FY 2016 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 used for criminal justice and noncriminal justice background checks.