(Solicitation) In connection with its National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) program, the Bureau
of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks proposals from selected state Uniform Crime
Reporting (UCR) Programs to expand the state’s capacity to report…
In connection with its National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) program, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks proposals from selected state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Programs to expand the state's capacity to report incident-based crime data to the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). BJS has partnered with the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, which established and maintains the NIBRS program, for this project. The FBI has formally announced its intention to establish NIBRS as the law enforcement (LE) crime data reporting standard for the nation, with a complementary plan to retire the Summary Reporting System (SRS) of the UCR Program. This will result in an increase in the number of local LE agencies reporting data to NIBRS. The typical mechanism by which a local agency contributes data to NIBRS is through its "state pipeline," where agencies report their incident-based crime data to the NIBRS-certified UCR Program in their respective state, and then the state agency 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 can be used to support activities at the state level
for receiving and processing incident-based data from local LE agencies for submission
to NIBRS and activities required by eligible local LE agencies in the applicant state
to transition to incident-based reporting (IBR) to the state UCR Program. Funding will
be provided for activities at the state level that support (1) state programs
transitioning from a SRS to a system capable of receiving state-specific
incident-based crime data and reporting those data in the NIBRS format to the FBI;
(2) the establishment of a new state UCR Program capable of receiving state-specific
incident-based crime data and reporting those data in the NIBRS format to the FBI; or
(3) state programs seeking to expand the capabilities of their current NIBRS-certified
component to receive and process additional incident-based crime data. States may also
apply for funding to support eligible local LE agencies in the state by (1) assessing
the readiness of and costs to eligible agencies to report incident-based data to the
state program, and/or (2) providing funding to those agencies to transition to IBR.
BJS funding decisions under this solicitation will be made in coordination and
concurrence with the FBI's CJIS Division.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 30, 2017.