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Tulalip Tribe's NICS Act Record Improvement Program

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $193,178)

The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, P. L. 110-180 ("NIAA"), was initially signed into law by the President on January 8, 2008 (reauthorized by Title VI of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, P.L. 115-141). The NIAA amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 ("the Brady Act") (Pub. L. 103-159), under which the Attorney General established the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Brady Act requires Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to contact the NICS before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person for information on whether the proposed transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. The NIAA authorizes grants to be made in a manner consistent with the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP).

Under the FY 18 NARIP project, the Tulalip Tribe of Washington will build on the accomplishments achieved through their prior NARIP grant that provided funding for the necessary personnel and hardware to develop and implement an automation plan for current records, and the development and implementation of a plan to automate their historical civil protection orders and criminal dispositions and records. Funding requested will allow the Tulalip Tribes to: 1) Improve identification of convictions of domestic violence to the NICS, 2) Maintain and support the NICS Record Improvement Advisory Council and develop regular oversight mechanisms, 3) Create parallel systems for prosecutors and Police Department and develop and plan for entry of current dispositions and 4) Evaluate processes and provide a report summarizing project successes, lessons learned and next steps.


Date Created: September 27, 2018