U.S. Department of Justice: Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative
The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative supports local and tribal jurisdictions’ capacity to work with their Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) partners to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify unlawfully used firearms and their sources, and effectively prosecute perpetrators engaged in violent crime.
Applicants must clearly identify how the applied-for funding will directly address a precipitous or extraordinary increase in violent firearm-related crimes in the applicant’s jurisdiction. This could be for the applicant’s entire jurisdiction or for a specific part of the jurisdiction. The applicant must identify the categories or types of firearm-related crime that have precipitously increased within the jurisdiction, identify the period of time during which the relevant category of crime increased, and provide credible data substantiating the claimed increase. Examples of such sources include statistics, research findings, or other objective evidence, as appropriate. The applicant should also include the number of nonfatal shootings and homicides committed with the use of an illegal firearm.
Priority consideration will be given to jurisdictions with:
- High volumes of nonfatal shootings
- High volumes of homicides
- Demonstrated strong partnerships, including tribes and sheriff offices
The following seven essential elements must be included to have a successful CGIC program:
- Commitment from the Chief and Command Staff of Local Law Enforcement
- Comprehensive Firearm-related Crime and Forensics Tracing
- Crime Gun Intelligence Analysis
- CGIC Investigations
- Law Enforcement and Prosecution Collaboration and Offender Arrest
- State and Federal Prosecution
- Local CGIC Feedback
Amount: Approximately $6,000,000 is available to make up to eight awards ranging up to $750,000 for a project period of 36 months.
Eligibility: State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, as well as governmental non-law enforcement agencies, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform prosecution functions, or tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes (including tribal consortia operated as nonprofit organizations) acting as a fiscal agent for one or more prosecuting offices.
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