National Criminal History Improvement Program

Purpose of Funds: The National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) was established in 1995 to aid states in improving the accuracy and completeness of state criminal history information.  The program is administered at the federal level by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Crime Information Center is the agency responsible for managing state criminal history data in Colorado. The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice is the designated State Administering Agency (SAA) and is responsible for managing this program.


The goal of the NCHIP program is to ensure that accurate records are available for use in law enforcement, including sex offender registry requirements, and to protect public safety and national security.


Eligibility: The NCHIP program is open only to agencies that directly contribute data to the Colorado Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system and other supported systems. 


Solicitation Schedule: The 2017 NCHIP application is now open for qualifying agencies.  The 2017 NCHIP Application Instructions and Application are now available for download with applications due Friday, February 17, 2017. 

2013 NCHIP Projects

2014 NCHIP Projects


Staff Contact Information: 
Kristy Wilson
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice 
Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice 
700 Kipling St. 
Denver, CO 80215 
Phone: (303) 239-4567
Toll Free: 1-800-201-1325 
Fax: (303) 239-4491 

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