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U.S. Department of Justice: Strengthening Investigative Tools and Technology for Combating Child Sexual Exploitation

Deadline: July 29, 2019

The Strengthening Investigative Tools and Technology for Combating Child Sexual Exploitation program seeks to increase the technological investigative capacity and associated training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and other professionals through the development, refinement, and advancement of investigative tools, methods, and technologies that address child pornography, child exploitation, and child sex trafficking. This program provides tools, training, and support to enhance the effectiveness of law enforcement, prosecutors, and other professionals involved in investigating and prosecuting technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation. Through this program, successful applicants will provide a variety of services and support to aid in the fight against child sexual exploitation.

This program will particularly focus on achieving goals and objectives as detailed in the National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction (https://www.justice.gov/psc/file/842411/download) by supporting the development, refinement, and advancement of widely used investigative tools, methods, and technologies that address child pornography, exploitation, and sex trafficking. In order to be considered for an award, applicants must clearly identify how the funding will directly address technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear need in the field through data and information and a readiness to address the problem. As a key competitive factor, applicants must discuss their organizational capacity to implement the identified tasks, describe how they will ensure the timely delivery of requested support, and determine the cost efficiencies they will achieve in the management and staffing of the program.

Amount: Approximately $2,500,000 is available to make awards ranging up to $1,500,000 each for a period of performance of 15 months.

Eligibility: States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments, nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316436

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