Economic High-Tech and Cyber Crime Prevention

To provide a nationwide support system for agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic electronic and cyber crimes and to support and partner with other appropriate entities in addressing homeland security initiatives, as they relate to electronic and cyber crimes.

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provides training, technical assistance, and/or resources to State, local and tribal law enforcement, prosecutor, and other agencies on how to prevent, combat, investigate and prosecute electronic and cyber crimes.

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.

Website Address

www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA



Program Accomplishments

This program will enhance the ability of federal, State, and local agencies to identify, prevent, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute electronic and cyber criminals.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Economic High-Tech and Cyber Crime Prevention program helps improve the capacity of local criminal justice systems to address electronic and cyber crimes and provides for national support efforts such as training and technical assistance projects to strategically address needs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include national, regional, State, or local public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, tribal jurisdictions, and units of local government.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutor, and other criminal justice agencies.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 225 for State and local governments and 2 CFR Part 230 for nonprofit organizations.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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

For State applicants, this program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or officials designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

The standard application forms, as furnished by the federal agency and required by the Common Rule, must be used for this program. This program is also subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110. All applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) or the Office of Justice Programs' Grants Management System (GMS) at https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov). Applications or supplemental materials received by facsimile or postal mail will not be accepted.

Award Procedures

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

Varies for competitive programs. See the program solicitation or contact the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. Telephone: (1-866) 859-2687 or E-mail: AskBJA@usdoj.gov.

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies for competitive programs.

Appeals

See 28 CFR Part 18.

Renewals

Continuation grants are renewable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Grants may be made for amounts up to 100 percent of the costs of the programs or projects contained in the approved applications.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies. Contingent upon program goals and objectives, generally 12-18 months.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise specified in the award's special conditions, financial reports are due quarterly and progress reports are due semi-annually; in some cases, evaluation reports may be required.

Audits

Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, 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. All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year. Performance Measures: To assist in fulfilling the Department's 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 07 $0; FY 08 $5,000,000 and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Office of Justice Programs' Financial Guide 2006 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/index.htm), Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (28 CFR 23), Postaward Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf) are applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531. Contact: Telephone: (202) 616-6500 or (1-866) 859-2687 or E-mail: AskBJA@usdoj.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Contact BJA for more information.



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