These DOJ grants can aid local law enforcement and partner agencies in improving use of technology to enhance child exploitation investigations.
Up to $2.5 million in federal funding will be awarded to support the development and advancement of widely used investigative technology tools by local police and partner agencies to enhance child exploitation investigations.
Cities, towns, counties, tribal and state governments and non-profit or higher education partners can apply to increase the technological investigative capacity and implement training for law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies under the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Strengthening Investigative Tools and Technology for Combating Child Sexual Exploitation grant program.
The discretionary grant program is expected to make up to six awards and will focus on methods and technologies that address child pornography, exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
Proposed approaches may include:
There is no matching requirement.
The deadline to apply is July 29, 2019.
Awards are expected to be made under cooperative agreement beginning on October 1, 2019.
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