National White Collar Crime Center

NW3C is a federally-funded, non-profit corporation, whose mission is to provide a nationwide support system for agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crimes and to support and partner with other appropriate entities in addressing homeland security
initiatives, as they relate to economic and high-tech crimes.

It provides training, technical assistance and/or resources to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies on how to prevent, combat, investigate and prosecute economic and cyber space crimes.

And, provide information to the general public on how to prevent and protect against personal identity theft, fraud (telemarketing, bank card, insurance, etc.) and formally register Internet crime complaints with various authorities.


Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.



Program Accomplishments

This program has significantly enhanced the ability of federal, State and local agencies to identify, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute white collar criminals. Approximately 1300 enforcement personnel were trained in computer crime subjects and the NWCCC hosted its second annual economic crime summit.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Up to 100 percent of total project grant costs are funded through federal assistance.

Cost-sharing is governed by Appropriation Act requirements.

However, the project is encouraged to obtain and utilize additional funds, through voluntary contributions, membership fees or dues, fees for service, or other sources, from member agencies or governmental units benefiting from project services.

Such funds will be considered program income and must be used to augment project operations or to reduce the federal share of project costs.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local law enforcement authorities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local criminal justice agencies; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as regulatory agencies benefit from this program.

Credentials/Documentation

The NWCCC is required to submit a federal application for assistance, as well as a detailed program and budget narrative.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372 "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her respective state for more information on the process the state requires to be followed in applying for assistance.

The standard application forms (SF-424) as furnished by the federal agency in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program.

Application Procedures

Application is submitted electronically through the Office of Justice Programs Grant Management System at: https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/.

Award Procedures

BJA reviews applications for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements. Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, letters and an award package are sent to the grantee. One copy of the grant award must be signed by duly authorized representative and returned to BJA.

Deadlines

The application is due 90 days prior to completion of previous fiscal year funding.

Authorization

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Public Law 90-351, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 3760.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 days prior to the expiration of the project's current active grant.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

A project must submit a written request justifying the need for the extension and how the extension would be consistent with the objectives of the grant 60 days prior to the expiration of the current grant.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Project is awarded 100 percent of the project costs and no match is required.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made for a period of 12 months.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reporting requirements for grants and projects awarded under the NWCCC program are articulated in the OJP Financial Guide.

Audits

Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the General Accounting Office, the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, State or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non- Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in federal awards are exempt from federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Performance Measures: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, applicants who receive funding under this solicitation must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Records

Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0401-0-1-754.

Obigations

FY 06 $8,885,052; FY 07 est $8,885,052; and FY 08 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$7,000,000 to $10,000,000. (Note: May want to tie this amount to a specific fiscal year since the amount will fluctuate from year-to-year.)

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Financial Guide, Office of Justice Programs, Office of the Comptroller, and The Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (28 CFR 23).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Bureau of Justice Assistance, Program Development Division, Fourth Floor, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531. Contact: David Lewis, Telephone: (202) 616-6500 or (1-866) 859-2687 or by E-mail: AskBJA@usdoj.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

None.



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