FY 2016 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

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Funding Opportunity Number: BJS-2016-9017
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Information and Statistics
CFDA Number: 16.813
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: USDOJ-OJP-BJS
Closing Date: May 10, 2016
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 28
Creation Date: Feb 12, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: This program was authorized by the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA). The NIAA was enacted in the wake of the April 2007 shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech shooter was able to purchase firearms from a Federal Firearms License (FFL) because information about his prohibiting mental health history was not available to the NICS, and the system was therefore unable to deny the transfer of the firearms used in the shootings. The NIAA seeks to address the gap in information available to NICS about such prohibiting mental health adjudications and commitments and other prohibiting factors. Filling these information gaps will better enable the system to operate as intended to keep guns out of the hands of persons prohibited by federal or state law from receiving or possessing firearms. The automation of records will also reduce delays for law-abiding gun purchasers. The NIAA authorized this grant program to assist states in providing certain information to the NICS.

Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281498

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