Recovery Act - Internet Crimes against Children Task Force Program (ICAC)


The ICAC Task Force Program supports a national network of multiagency, multijurisdictional task forces and other projects to prevent technology facilitated child sexual exploitation with at least one task force in each of the 50 states. The ICAC task forces provide forensic and investigative technical assistance to law enforcement and prosecutorial officials, as well as community education information to parents, educators, prosecutors, law enforcement, and others concerned with child victimization.

As provided for in Section 103 of the Protect Our Children Act of 2008 (the “Protect Act”), the ICAC task forces shall be dedicated to the following:

•increasing the investigative capabilities of state and local law enforcement officers in the detection, investigation, and apprehension of Internet crimes against children offenses or offenders, including technology-facilitated child exploitation offenses.

•conducting proactive and reactive Internet crimes against children investigations.

•providing training and technical assistance to ICAC task forces and other Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the areas of investigations, forensics, prosecution, community outreach, and capacity-building, using recognized experts to assist in the development and delivery of training programs.

•increasing the number of Internet crimes against children offenses being investigated and prosecuted in both Federal and state courts.

•creating a multiagency task force response to Internet crimes against children offenses within each state.

•enhancing nationwide responses to Internet crimes against children offenses, including assisting other ICAC task forces, as well as other Federal, state, and local agencies with Internet crimes against children investigations and prosecutions.

•developing and delivering Internet crimes against children public awareness and prevention programs.

•participating in such other activities, both proactive and reactive, that will enhance investigations and prosecutions of Internet crimes against children.

In addition to fulfilling program-specific purposes, projects funded under the Recovery Act should be designed to further one or more of the general purposes of the Recovery Act, which are to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, or other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive State and local tax increases.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants; Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ICAC Initiatives) Public Law No. 111-5; 42 U.S.C. .17601 – 42 U.S.C .17617; Title I, Section 102 of the Protect Our Children Act of 2008, Public Law 110-40.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Law, Justice, and Legal Services.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, Local, Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans).
If an ICAC task force makes a sub-award to a non-profit organization, costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System at: and must follow established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. An environmental impact statement is required for construction proposed under this program.
Award Procedure
Successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
See 28 CFR Part 18.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Vary by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Specific criteria are published in the Federal Register as part of the individual program announcement. Applications undergo a competitive peer review process as outlined in the OJJDP Competition and Peer Review Policy, 28 CFR Part 34.
How may assistance be used?
The Administrator is authorized to make grants to and enter into contracts with public agencies or private nonprofit organizations, or combinations thereof, for research, demonstration projects, or other purposes designed to support the state and regional ICAC task forces in order to prevent, interdict, investigate, and prosecute technology-facilitated child exploitation and Internet crimes against children.

To the extent (if any) that this Recovery Act program permits recipients to use funds for construction, renovation, or related projects, the recipient should be aware that special restrictions may be applicable under particular sections of the Recovery Act. For example, see section 1605 of the Recovery Act (Buy American), section 1606 (wage rate requirements), section 1602 (preference for quick-start activities), and section 1554 (special contracting rules). Recipients should also be aware of the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.

Under the Recovery Act, funds may not be used by any State or local government, or any private entity, for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, or swimming pool.

Additional government-wide guidance that applies to Recovery Act programs may become available that could affect proposal narratives, time lines, budget requests, certifications and other matters including appropriate uses of funds and restrictions on uses of funds. Interested applicants are encouraged to regularly check the OJP website for further information and updates. All recipients of any funding under the Recovery Act will be required to follow any and all applicable provisions of government-wide guidance that may be issued pursuant to the Recovery Act, even if that guidance is not reflected in this CFDA posting.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Awardees are required by the OJP Financial Guide to report financial, subgrant, and other data on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and/or annual basis. Awardees are also required to comply with the reporting requirements contained in the Protect Act. Reporting guidelines are determined by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and communicated to awardees. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. Additionally, pursuant to the Recovery Act, certain financial and programmatic progress reports (including complete performance measure data) are required to be submitted by each recipient of funds to OJP within 10 calendar days of the end of each calendar quarter, throughout the life of the grant. Reports should be submitted beginning July 10, 2009. Performance Measures: To assist in fulfilling the Department’s responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, applicants who receive funding under this solicitation must provide data that measures the results of their work.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year.
Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds. Although Recovery Act funds may be used in conjunction with other funding as necessary to complete projects, tracking and reporting of Recovery Act funds must be separate, to meet the reporting and other requirements of the Recovery Act and other applicable law. There can be no commingling of funds.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. A match is not required for general operation of the ICAC Formula. However, if funds are distributed under Section 106(2)(A) of the Protect Act after funds have otherwise been made available to satisfy the formula awards, then a 25 percent match of the additional distribution is required. If match is required, the Attorney General may waive, in whole or in part, the match requirement if the state or local ICAC task force demonstrates good cause or financial hardship.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards will be made for 12 to 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Ron C. Laney, Child Protection Division
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 616-3637 Fax: (202) 353-9093.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
15-0402-1-1-754 - Treasury Symbol: 1509100402.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Recovery Act – ICAC Task Force solicitation, the Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide, applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 CFR.).

Additional government-wide guidance pertinent to Recovery Act programs is available on
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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