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National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $271,680)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Program: National Initiatives, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance, 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 FY 2008, the program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within five major categories: 1) preventing crime and drug abuse; 2) enhancing local law enforcement; 3) enhancing local courts; 4) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 5) facilitating justice information sharing.

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) will implement the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Project under category 2: enhancing local law enforcement. NMVTIS is designed to enable state vehicle administrators and law enforcement to instantly and reliably verify vehicle information prior to issuing a new title in order to reduce fraudulent titles and titles issued to stolen vehicles. It is anticipated that once sufficient data is contained within the system, inquiry functions will be made available to consumers. AAMVA is the designated operator of the system. AAMVA will use the grant funds to support salaries of staff responsible for assisting states in developing and maintaining linkages to NMVTIS.


Date Created: September 23, 2008