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South Carolina National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System (NMVTIS) Implementation Phase I

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $357,760)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will use these grant funds to facilitate Justice Information Systems. SCDMV will develop an interface for the National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System (NMVTIS) for SCDMV's transaction processing system. The goals of the project are to assist law enforcement investigations of auto theft and auto fraud; to reduce auto theft and auto fraud; and to assist in accurate state-to-state transfer of title brands and odometer disclosures.

Under the proposed plan, the State will hire consultants to assist state personnel with defining the requirements for compliance with NMVTIS, cleansing existing SCDMV title data, designing the interface, testing the interface, and preparing the initial load of title and brand data for use in the NMVTIS system.


Date Created: September 25, 2007