The National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative is a limited competition grant
program that will provide funding to local government entities that are experiencing
precipitous increases in gun crime to implement a comprehensive and holistic model to
reduce gun crime and illegal firearms within their jurisdiction.
Successful applicants will implement a Crime Gun Intelligence Center (GCIC), an
interagency collaboration focused on the immediate collection, management, and
analysis of crime gun evidence, such as shell casings, in real time in an effort to identify
shooters, and disrupt criminal activity and prevent future violence. The primary outcome
of these centers is identifying armed violent offenders for investigation and prosecution.
Other outcomes include, the identification of crime gun sources, efficient resource
allocation, providing decision makers with the most accurate crime data available, and
increasing case closure rates, public safety and gun crime prevention.