The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications to design and test strategies to field the State and Local White Collar Crime Program (SLWCCP). This is the first BJS effort to focus on white collar crime investigated and sanctioned by state and local governments. The immediate goals of the SLWCCP are to develop an operational definition of white collar crime, describe the activities of state attorneys general (AG) in the area of white collar crime, and to recommend future data collection activities that will provide nationally-representative case-level data on state and local governmentsÂ’ handling of white collar crime from criminal, civil and regulatory perspectives. The successful applicant will develop a survey that will assess the activities in state offices AG related to white collar offending. In addition, the recipient of funds will 1) identify and describe the functions of state agencies in each state that deal with white collar crime matters and 2) determine the nature and content of the data systems that exist in these agencies related to that governmentÂ’s investigation, prosecution, and regulatory action against white collar crime.1 With this background in state governing structures and in existing administrative data, the successful applicant will make recommendations for BJS to expand and continue the data collection activities of the State and Local White Collar Crime Program. BJS anticipates making one award for up to a 24-month period under this solicitation. BJS is authorized to issue this solicitation under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Section 302.