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FY 2011 Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program Solicitation

* 2011-BJS-2830
The FIST program collects counts of firearm transfers and permit checks conducted by state and local agencies and combines this information with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) transaction data. Under FIST, additional information is collected on reasons for denials, appeals of denials, and law enforcement actions the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) take against denied persons.

BJS is authorized to conduct this data collection under its authorizing statute, which reads in part that BJS is authorized to "support the development and enhancement of national systems of criminal history and related records including the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the National Incident-Based Reporting System, and the records of the National Crime Information Center, facilitate State participation in national records and information systems, and support research for critical analysis of the improvement and utilization of criminal history records." 42 U.S.C. 3732 (c) (19).

Deadline: Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, January 24, 2010.

Eligibility: Applicants are limited to for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortia with demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal for- profit and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortia.

Contact Information: For assistance with any other requirement of this solicitation, contact Allina Boutilier, Program Manager, at 202-307-0765 or by e-mail to askbjs@usdoj.gov. Include "FIST" in the subject line.

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun#322