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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

16.733:  National Incident Based Reporting System

Popular Name:  NIBRS

Objectives:  To allow State and local jurisdictions to capture detailed offense, offender, victim, property, and arrest. NIBRS moves beyond aggregate statistics and raw counts of crimes and arrests that comprise the summary UCR program to individual records for each reported crime incident and its associated arrest.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


16.733 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  Applicants will be restricted to members of the Association of State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs (ASUCRP). Because of limited funding, not every state will receive an award, and the grants may not cover the entire costs of the conversion to NIBRS.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  Eligible beneficiaries are jurisdictions who are responsible for implementing the NIBRS.

Credentials/Documentation:  The applicant must furnish, along with the application for an award, a detailed budget, a budget narrative, and a program narrative including the goals, impact, methods, evaluation plan, and resources of the project.

16.733 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  A potential grantee should contact the Headquarters Office to obtain a copy of the program announcement. The standard application forms as furnished by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), in accordance with 28, CFR Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:  Application forms are available through inquiry to the Grants/Contracts Management Division, OJP, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531.

Award Procedure:  An award is granted by the Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and must be accepted by the applicant agency or institution according to the special conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement.

Deadlines:  Contact the Headquarters Office for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  About 90 days.

Appeals:  Hearing by Director.

Renewals:  Awards may be for up to 12 months.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Criteria are described in the program announcement.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Not applicable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  Not applicable.

16.733 RELATED PROGRAMS:

None.

16.733 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

The goal of the program is to assist jurisdictions in improving the fundamental reporting structure underlying crime and arrest information.

16.733 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Type of Assistance:  Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $0; FY 00 est $10,000,000; and FY 01 est $0.

Budget Account Number:  15-0401-0-1-754.

Authorization:  Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Public Law 105-251; 42 U.S.C. 3760

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide.

16.733 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Carol G. Kaplan, Chief, Criminal History Improvement Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531. Phone: (202) 307-0759. Use the same number for FTS.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

16.733 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  There is no statutory requirement for matching funds. For most programs, however, provision of cash or in-kind match by the recipient is encouraged.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Project duration period will be for up to 12 months. Funds will be made available by "direct disbursement" at request of grantee or by Letter of Credit.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  To provide funding to jurisdictions for implementing the NIBRS. The NIBRS grants will be awarded to selected States that do not have a State Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program to set one up, as long as it is NIBRS compatible. In addition, States with a UCR program may submit applications in partnership with one or more cities or counties that the state recommends to receive funding for a records management system that is NIBRS-compatible.

16.733 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Reporting requirements include: Financial Status Reports containing the actual expenditures for the reporting period and cumulative for the award to be submitted quarterly; and Program Reports presenting information relevant to the performance of the project to be submitted biannually.

Audits:  State and Local Governments: Recipients who receive $100,000 or more of Federal funds during their fiscal year are required to submit an organization-wide financial and compliance audit report. Recipients who receive $25,000 to $100,000 of Federal funds are required to submit a program or organization-wide audit report as directed by the awarding agency. Recipients who receive less than $25,000 of Federal funds are not required to submit a program or organization-wide financial and compliance audit report for that year.

Records:  None.

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