National Criminal History Improvement Program

Purpose of Funds: The National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) was established in 1995 to aid states in improving the accuracy and completeness of state criminal history information. The goal of the NCHIP program is to ensure that accurate records are available for use in law enforcement, including sex offender registry requirements, and to protect public safety and national security. The program is administered at the federal level by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and at the state level by the Division of Criminal Justice. The CBI's Colorado Crime Information Center is the agency responsible for managing state criminal history data in Colorado.

Eligibility: The NCHIP program is open only to agencies that directly contribute data to the Colorado Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system and other supported systems. 

Solicitation Schedule: The 2017 NCHIP application period is now closed.  Please check this site for future funding opportunities.