2015 Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP)

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 30, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 1,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityInformation and Statistics
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and units of local government that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Program Description

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking proposals to support the Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP). This statistical program furthers BJS's mission to produce accurate and timely information on the criminal histories of offenders. The recipient of funds will transform automated criminal history records into databases that support statistical research and studies of the criminal behaviors for various cohorts of individuals. The recipient of funds will 1) prepare and maintain a software system that converts the contents of automated criminal history records into research databases; 2) generate a set of at least three research databases, including technical assistance in the design of sampling frames and sampling weights; 3) design and implement a quality assurance system to validate the conversion of raw criminal history information into these research databases; 4) provide BJS with a set of analyses of each research database based on BJS's specifications; 5) work with BJS to determine how variations in the quality, completeness, and variability of the computerized criminal history information maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and state repositories affect the content of the research databases; and 6) prepare technical reports detailing these findings and proposing methods to compensate for these attributes when analyzing these administrative records. BJS anticipates making one award of up to $1,000,000 for the 18-month program described herein.The program includes an option to continue the work for an additional 42 months. Funding in subsequent years will be based on the selected applicant's performance during the initial 18 months, the availability of funds, and the scope of work developed by BJS following the first 18 months. This award may be supplemented in the future at BJS discretion, depending on the selected applicant's performance and the availability of appropriations.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberBJS-2014-3933
Funding Opportunity Title2015 Criminal History Record Assessment and Research Program (CHRARP)
Opportunity CategoryInformation and Statistics
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 14, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 30, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateJuly 30, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUp to $ 1,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 16.734 - Special Data Collections and Statistical Studies

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and units of local government that support initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Justice
Program Information WebsiteProgram Announcement
ContactOffice: Office of Justice Programs
Address: Bureau of Justice Statistics
Cathy Maston
Management and Program Analyst
Phone 2023075992
General Information

Search Federal Grants

Application Due Date:
-