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FY 2021 Guidance for Invited Application for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - IAA USSS

Award Information

Award #
15PJDP-21-GK-00998-MECP
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
Total funding (to date)
$6,000,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $6,000,000)

<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:.25in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">&reg;</span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"> is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, professionals in the field, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoCommentText" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">NCMEC achieves its mission through the provision of core functions set forth under 34 U.S.C. &sect; </span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt">11293, which<span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt"> are designed to address the problem of missing and sexually exploited children.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:.25in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">NCMEC incorporates thoughtful design, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of short- and long-term goals. Staff members monitor, report, and analyze service outcomes, continually identifying and responding to evolving needs. Progress toward program goals is measured quarterly by assessing the number of population members served. NCMEC accepts the unrelenting charge to </span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">protect our nation&rsquo;s most vulnerable individuals from those who seek to harm them. Our children deserve no less.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Default" style="margin-bottom:2.35pt; text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">NCMEC will partner with the U.S. Department of Justice on this project in the same way it has worked cooperatively with their Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention since 1984. Key goals and activities include, but are not limited to, serving as the national resource center and information clearinghouse for missing and exploited children; operating a national 24-hour, toll-free telephone line by which individuals may report information regarding the location of any missing child; operating a CyberTipline<sup>&reg;</sup> to provide online users and electronic service providers a means to report internet-related child sexual exploitation; providing training and technical assistance to individuals and professionals in the field in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of cases involving missing and sexually exploited children; and supporting development of tools and new technologies to modernize and improve efficiencies related to managing leads submitted to the CyberTipline for their use by law enforcement.</span></span></span></p>

Date Created: September 28, 2021