U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
04/30/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, IHEs, and businesses to train law enforcement personnel involved in mitigating technology-based crimes against children. Applicants are required to complete registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to support innovative means of training, and develop a roster of experts who can deliver training, maintain training curricula, and evaluate training outcomes. Services include forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education.
The program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse images available electronically, and heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with potential underage victims. OJJDP is particularly interested in approaches that deliver effective, cost-efficient training through a combination of traditional classroom instruction and distance/online learning technologies. Proposed approaches should clearly demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge, understanding, and experience in the following tasks:
- Delivering training to law enforcement, prosecutors, computer forensic specialists, or other criminal justice professionals;
- Developing and maintaining a cadre of experts who can conduct training on the national, state, and local levels through both traditional and nontraditional teaching modalities;
- Developing and maintaining training curricula responsive to constantly evolving technological advances; and
- Conducting evaluation and assessment of training outcomes.
This solicitation offers three training categories. Applicants must clearly designate under which category they are applying. Applicants may submit applications for one or more of the categories listed below. Each category requires a separate application, and OJJDP will not consider applications that combine training in different categories:
- Category 1: Entry Level and Core Training
- Category 2: Specialized Training on Digital Evidence Forensics, Tools, and Technology
- Category 3: Officer Wellness
For additional information about these training categories, see:
OJJDP training and technical assistance awardee standards. OJJDP has developed the Core Performance Standards for Training, Technical Assistance, and Evaluation to promote among providers the consistency and quality of OJJDP-sponsored training and technical assistance and to advance common expectations of performance excellence. For information about the coordination of these activities, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 167297
1 award each for Officer Wellness and Entry Level and Core Training; up to 4 awards for Specialized Training on Digital Evidence Forensics, Tools, and Technology
- Category 1: Entry Level and Core Training: Up to $2,000,000
- Category 2: Specialized Training on Tools and Technology: Up to $750,000
- Category 3: Officer Wellness: Up to $500,000
OJJDP may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under this solicitation, through continuation awards.
Program start date is October 1, 2019. Performance duration is 15 months.
Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must
forgo any profit or management fee.
OJJDP will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2019.
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date.
Prior to registering in Grants.gov, applicants should acquire a DUNS number a register with SAM.
This solicitation does not require a match. However, if a successful application proposes a voluntary match amount, and OJP approves the budget, the total match amount incorporated into the approved budget becomes mandatory and subject to audit.
Register with Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/custom/spoExit.jsp?p=/apply/register.faces
Grant application resource guide: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/Apply/Resources/Grant-App-Resource-Guide.htm
View opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313752
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For technical assistance with submitting an application:
Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline
For assistance with any other requirements:
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