Strengthening Investigative Tools and Technology for Combating Child Sexual Exploitation

Posted: May 29, 2019

Deadline: July 29, 2019

Grantor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding to increase the technological investigative capacity and associated training of law enforcement through the development, refinement, and advancement of widely used investigative tools, methods, and technologies. This program furthers the Department’s mission by helping state and local law enforcement agencies develop effective responses to sexual predators who entice children online, child sexual exploitation, and child obscenity and pornography cases.

In order to be considered for an award under this solicitation, applicants must clearly identify how the funding will directly address technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear need in the field through data and information and a readiness to address the problem. As a key competitive factor, applicants must discuss their organizational capacity to implement the identified tasks, describe how they will ensure the timely delivery of requested support, and determine the cost efficiencies they will achieve in the management and staffing of the program.

Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

Program Contact
For technical assistance with submitting an application, please contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035 or email

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