The Local Law Enforcement Grants for Enforcement of Cybercrimes Program (Cybercrimes Enforcement Program) supports efforts by States, Indian Tribes, and units of local government to prevent, enforce, and prosecute cybercrimes against individuals.
Donor Name: Office on Violence Against Women
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 3 Years
Cybercrimes against individuals are defined as criminal offenses that involve the use of a computer to harass, threaten, stalk, extort, coerce, cause fear to, or intimidate an individual, or without consent distribute intimate images of an adult, except that use of a computer need not be an element of the offense. Cybercrimes against individuals do not include the use of a computer to cause harm to a commercial entity, government agency or nonnatural person.
The Cybercrimes Enforcement Program supports training for State, Tribal, or local law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, judges, and judicial personnel relating to cybercrimes against individuals, as well as assistance to State, Tribal, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing laws that prohibit cybercrimes against individuals, educating the public, supporting victim assistants, establishing task forces, and acquiring computers and equipment necessary to conduct investigations and forensic analysis of evidence.
OVW Priority Areas
Applicants that state they are addressing this priority area and meet the criteria will be given special consideration:
- Advance equity and tribal sovereignty as essential components of ending sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking by improving outreach, services, civil and criminal justice responses, prevention, and support for survivors from historically marginalized and underserved communities, particularly those facing disproportionate rates or impacts of violence and multiple barriers to services, justice, and safety.
- To receive special consideration under this priority, the applicant must partner with an organization that has a demonstrated and distinctive history of using culturally appropriate and linguistically specific strategies to serve communities that have been historically marginalized and that face barriers to accessing mainstream systems and service providers. At a minimum, to meet the priority, an applicant should describe these barriers and how its partner builds on the unique help-seeking strategies and sources of resilience found in its historically marginalized community. In addition, an applicant may provide data regarding disproportionate rates or impact of violence in the community served by its partner.
The activities listed below are out of the program scope and will not be funded under this program. See also the list of unallowable costs in the Funding Restrictions section of this solicitation.
- Research projects- Funds under this program may not be used to conduct research,as a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Surveys and focus groups, depending on their design and purpose, may constitute research and therefore be out-of-scope. However, assessments conducted for internal improvement purposes only may not be considered “research” as defined above. For information on distinguishing between research and assessments, see the Solicitation Companion Guide.
- Funds under this program may not be used to support activities related to the distribution of intimate images of a minor.
- Funds under this program may not be used to support activities related to cybercrimes that include the use of a computer to cause harm to a commercial entity, government agency, or nonnatural person
Awards under this program for FY 2024 will be made for up to $500,000. OVW estimates that it will make up to ten awards for an estimated $5,000,000.
The award period is 36 months.
Eligible Applicants Pursuant to the following entities are eligible to apply for this program:
- “State” means each of the several states and the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Indian Tribes
- The terms “Indian tribe” and “Indian Tribe” mean a tribe, band, pueblo, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation that is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
- Unit of local government
- “Unit of local government” means any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a State. The following are not considered units of local government and are not eligible to apply as the lead applicant – police departments, pre-trial service agencies, district or city attorneys’ offices, sheriffs’ departments, probation and parole departments, and universities. These entities may assume responsibility for the development and implementation of the project but must have their state, tribal government, or unit of local government apply as the lead applicant.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.