CyberTipline

 

This program?s objectives are to promote public awareness of the CyberTipline?, formerly known as the National Child Pornography Tip Line. The CyberTipline? belongs to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and is a law enforcement priority. This funding opportunity is to support promotional global activities to educate law enforcement, the public, electronic service providers (ESPs) and other entities, of the benefits of using the CyberTipline? to make reports of abduction, abuse and sexual exploitation of children and/or assist law enforcement globally in their investigations and/or recovery of those children.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.076
Federal Agency/Office
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 It is expected that the number of reports provided by the public, ESP’s and companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google regarding child exploitation will continue to increase during FY2016 as more people and companies become aware of this format to provide information regarding these crimes. We can’t predict the percent of increase in the reports generated, but expect it will continue to be a significant increase. In turn the reports continue to facilitate the abilities and actions of law enforcement and prosecutors and the capability to continue to be more effective in securing the internet, the homeland, the people and their way of life. The number of reports provided by the public, ESP’s and companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google regarding child exploitation increased during FY2016 as more people and companies became aware of this format to provide information regarding these crimes. Reports generated also increased and continue to facilitate the abilities and actions of law enforcement and prosecutors and the capability to continue to be more effective in securing the internet, the homeland, the people and their way of life.
Fiscal Year 2017 It is expected that the number of CyberTipline® reports provided globally by the public, ESP’s and companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google regarding child exploitation will continue to increase during FY2017 as more people and companies become aware of this format to provide information regarding these child exploitation crimes. We can’t predict the percent of increase in the reports generated, but expect it will continue to be a significant increase. In turn, the CyberTipline® reports continue to facilitate the abilities and actions of law enforcement and prosecutors and the capability to continue to be more effective in securing the internet, the homeland, the people and their way of life.
Fiscal Year 2018 Through the current time for the Fiscal Year 2018 Grant period, the promotion to make the public, ESPs and other entities, along with law enforcement throughout the world aware of the CyberTipline and the benefits of making reports regarding abduction, abuse and sexual exploitation of children, have provided an increase of 5% of the number of reports received through the CyberTipline, however, the method of reporting has been streamlined by many to report a suspect one time with all of the related reports instead of with each report separately. This causes the amount of reports reviewed to reflect a smaller number/percentage, however, this does not mean that reporting has decreased during the current Grant period. There has also been a 25% increase in the number of ESPs enrolled to provide reports as compared to the same time period during the previous fiscal year Grant period. The actual increase in CyberTipline reports from the public, ESPs and other entities are continuing to facilitate the abilities and actions of law enforcement and prosecutors globally, to include the recovery of victims, and the capability to continue to be more effective in securing the internet, the homeland, the people, and their way of life.
Fiscal Year 2019 2019 - Estimated - It is expected that the number of CyberTipline® reports provided globally by the public, ESP’s and companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google regarding child exploitation will continue to increase during FY2019 as more people and companies become aware of this format to provide information regarding these child exploitation crimes. We can’t predict the percent of increase in the reports generated, but expect it will continue to be a significant increase. In turn the CyberTipline® reports continue to facilitate the abilities and actions of law enforcement and prosecutors and the capability to continue to be more effective in securing the internet, the homeland, the people and their way of life.
Authorization
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2019, Consolidated Appropriations Act 2019, Title II, Part Division A, Section Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Public Law 116-6-
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Non-profits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than institution of higher education Non-profits without 501(3) IRS status, other than institution of higher education For-profit organizations other than small businesses Small Businesses
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Appeals
None
Renewals
An annual appropriation is anticipated for this program.
How are proposals selected?
Application is reviewed by the DHS/HSI Cyber Crimes Center and subject matter experts. Application is evaluated according to the program objectives and goals established by Congress.
How may assistance be used?
Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention and Relief/Emergency Preparedness The CyberTipline® award is designated for a non-profit with or without 501©(3) IRS status other than institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations and small businesses which meet Congress’s objectives and programmatic criteria for promoting the CyberTipline® for reporting the abduction, abuse, and sexual exploitation of children; and/or assisting law enforcement agencies in the investigation and recovery of those children. Refer to program guidance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: See program guidance.
Auditing
These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Records
Grant records shall be retained for a period of three (3) years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. Payment based on project need.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Margie Jones
11320 Random Hills Rd., Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22030 US
Margie.m.jones@ice.dhs.gov
Phone: (703) 293-9207

Margie Jones
11320 Random Hills Rd., Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22030 US
Margie.m.jones@ice.dhs.gov
Phone: 703-293-9207
Website Address
http://www.dhs.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0400-0-1-751
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$305,000.00; FY 19 est $305,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$305,000.00; FY 16$305,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Amount may vary.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
For additional information on program requirements and guidance, please contact the headquarters office at the address listed below.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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