Grants.gov Deadline: July 6, 2021
JustGrants Application Deadline: July 21, 2021
This solicitation provides funding for applicant organizations to increase the technological investigative capacity of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces and their affiliates as well as related state, Tribal, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies through training and the development and/or enhancement of widely used investigative tools, methods, and technologies.
There are two categories of funding under this solicitation:
Category 1: Develop, enhance, and/or refine widely used investigative tools, methods, and technologies that address child pornography, exploitation, and sex trafficking. These tools will help the law enforcement community and prosecutorial agencies overcome current technology-related investigative challenges.
Examples of such tools include, but are not limited to, those that efficiently and effectively parse through digital evidence; assist with case deconfliction; expedite evidence collection and the transfer of digital files; facilitate decryption; address mobile chat encryptions; automate data intelligence; and support ICAC case management, case deconfliction, and high-priority suspect identification.
In addition, this category will support the development or enhancement of tools that assist the law enforcement community in overcoming challenges in covert operations; provide national reporting and information-sharing capabilities among federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement (particularly ICAC task forces); and support peer-to-peer investigations.
Category 2: Develop and deliver training for the law enforcement community and prosecutorial agencies on tools, methods, and technologies that address child pornography, exploitation, and sex trafficking.
Applicants can propose to develop and deliver new training curricula or leverage existing training curricula to deliver content through multiple cost-effective delivery mechanisms. Examples of such mechanisms include, but are not limited to, training that includes a victim-centered approach to prosecuting child sexual exploitation (CSE) and child sex trafficking (CST) cases; prosecuting and adjudicating CSE and CST cases; a train-the-trainer curriculum on CSE- and CST-related public awareness and prevention programs; and methods and technologies that address child pornography, exploitation, and sex trafficking.