NIJ seeks proposals for funding to host the Small, Rural, Tribal, and Border (SRTB) Regional Center within the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system. The primary role of SRTB center has been to provide technology assistance to SRTB law enforcement agencies. This was mainly accomplished by providing them access to information on tools and technologies that may meet their unique operational needs. NIJ now seeks to change how the center carries out its duties and expand its focus. Thus it seeks proposals for implementing a new, research-based model for how the center provides technology assistance. Rather than simply providing information, going forward the center now will develop information. This new model involves the center: (1) identifying innovative, technology-based solutions to meet the unique operational needs of SRTB agencies; (2) evaluating those solutions in trials with representative agencies; then (3) effectively disseminating the information resulting from those evaluations to SRTB agencies across the United States. NIJ also seeks to expand the center's focus beyond law enforcement to include SRTB courts and corrections agencies as well.
NIJ held a teleconference on April 9, 2014, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. eastern time for parties interested in submitting proposals for funding to host the Small, Rural, Tribal, and Border (SRTB) Regional Center within the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system (NIJ–2014- 3764) and/or to operate a National Criminal Justice Technology Information Resource Center within the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Centers (NLECTC) system (NIJ–2014- 3731).Listen to a recording or read a transcript of the teleconference.
An agenda for the teleconference will be posted athttp://nij.gov/funding/pages/fy14-nlectc-teleconference.aspx by April 1, 2014. Shortly following the teleconference, a written summary will be made available. For any questions regarding this teleconference, [email protected]