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LIVESCAN Equipment Program

Grants to New York Law Enforcement Agencies
to Purchase Fingerprint Processing Equipment

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New York State (NYS) Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Deadline Date:

06/21/17 12:00 PM (Noon) Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to New York local law enforcement agencies to purchase fingerprinting equipment. Funding may be used for the purchase of a Livescan fingerprint processing unit, as well as associated installation and software costs. Allowable costs through this grant program are strictly limited to:

-The purchase and installation of Livescan equipment, including software and installation, at new locations;

-The purchase and installation of Livescan equipment, including software and installation, to replace existing equipment; and/or

-Upgrading from Cardscan to Livescan equipment, including software and installation.

Applicants may apply for more than one Livescan unit, but must provide sufficient justification that multiple units are necessary due to large arrest volumes and/or the need for new devices at different locations. Funding priority will be given based on the applicant’s demonstration of need for the equipment requested.

The Livescan units requested are required to include Palm Capture functionality. Functionality for scars, marks, and tattoos; as well as digital signature capture is highly recommended, but not required.

DCJS requires inclusion of the following Types of Transactions (TOTs) in the Livescan configuration: CARAAR for arrest submissions, CARJDR for juvenile arrests, CARCIR for criminal inquiries (ID purposes only). In addition, the following TOTs are recommended, depending on applicant needs: CARSOR if the agency submits sex offender updates, DEUDEC for dead submissions, CARSUP if Parole or Probation share your Livescan(s), FBICRM for resubmissions to the FBI, and CARADM for correction admissions.

Equipment purchases must meet all procurement guidelines of federal, state, and local governments, as applicable.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158203

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may seek up to $10,000 in grant funds per Livescan unit which may include reasonable software and installation expenses.

Term of Contract:

Unless otherwise modified by DCJS, the contract term for this grant opportunity will 12 months.

Applicants should anticipate that awards under this initiative are one-time awards and accordingly should propose project activities and deliverables that can be accomplished without additional funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All local probation departments from jurisdictions with populations of less than one million (1,000,000) and other local law enforcement agencies identified in Appendix: List of Eligible Law Enforcement Agencies, are eligible to apply.

Additional eligibility criteria is as follows:

1. Individual agencies which currently submit fingerprint data directly to DCJS, or intend to do so going forward, and DO NOT host a server through which other departments submit fingerprint data.

2. Agencies which DO host regional servers through which other departments submit fingerprint data. These agencies can file a joint application that includes ALL departments that submit through the regional server. If ALL departments that utilize the regional server are not included in the application, the host agency must commit to continue hosting the current regional server for one year from the date of contract execution to be considered for funding.

3. All non-probation Law Enforcement applicants must be current with the required submission to DCJS of their Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) or Incident-Based Reports (IBR).

Ineligible Costs:

Permissible uses of grant funds shall be strictly limited to the purchase and installation of Livescan equipment (including software) or to upgrade from Cardscan to Livescan equipment. Any other costs, including upgrades not related to the purchase of new or replacement equipment or functionality not described under Eligible Costs, Section II.C, are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

There is a 50% cash match requirement for this program.

All DCJS funding applicants are required to provide a DUNS number.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 PM (Noon) on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to the email address listed below no later than Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Responses to questions will be posed online on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

No other format of application will be accepted. First time GMS users should download the GMS User Manual located at:

-Submission Deadline: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Noon
-Final Submission of Questions: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
-Response to Questions Posted: On or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017
-Notification of Award(s): On or about Friday, July 14, 2017

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposals must be submitted via the DCJS GMS on-line system:

Submit questions to:

Please reference "LiveScan RFP" in the subject line of your email.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York