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FY 2022 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Grants.gov Deadline
May 19, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 26, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
This program provides grants to assist states, state court systems and tribal governments in updating the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) with certain mental health, protection and restraining order, domestic violence conviction, and other criminal history record information which may disqualify individuals from purchasing or possessing firearms. BJS coordinates its work on the NICS program with the efforts of the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) to ensure that funded state and state court system programs are complementary and consistent with the overall goal of improving the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of state and national criminal records.


Number of Awards: 16
Total Amount Awarded: $18,153,385

Date Created: March 23, 2022