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Part V

Department of Justice


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


Program Announcement for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task 
Force Program; Notice

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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


Program Announcement for the Internet Crimes Against Children 
Task Force Program

AGENCY: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office 
of Justice Programs, Justice.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation.


SUMMARY: Based on the availability of appropriations, notice is hereby 
given that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 
(OJJDP) is requesting applications from State and local law enforcement 
agencies interested in participating in the Internet Crimes Against 
Children (ICAC) Task Force Program. In an effort to expand ICAC 
Regional Task Force coverage to areas that do not have a current ICAC 
Regional Task Force presence, this solicitation is limited to State and 
local law enforcement agencies in the following States and localities: 
Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, and the Greater San 
Francisco Bay area, California. Only one grant will be awarded per 
State listed above. This program encourages communities to develop 
regional multidisciplinary, multijurisdictional task forces to prevent, 
interdict, and investigate sexual exploitation offenses committed by 
offenders who use online technology to victimize children.

DATES: Applications must be received by August 30, 2002.

ADDRESSES: All application packages must be mailed or delivered to the 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, c/o Juvenile 
Justice Resource Center, 2277 Research Boulevard, Mail Stop 2K, 
Rockville, MD 20850; 301-519-5535. Faxed or e-mailed applications will 
not be accepted. (See ``Delivery Instructions'' below for additional 
information.) Interested applicants can obtain the OJJDP Application 
Kit from the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse at 800-638-8736. The 
Application Kit is also available on OJJDP's Web site at 
www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org/grants/2000_app_kit/index.html. (See ``Application 
Format'' in this program announcement for instructions on application 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Laney, Director, Child Protection 
Division, and ICAC Program Manager, Office of Juvenile Justice and 
Delinquency Prevention, 202-616-3637. (This is not a toll-free number.)



    The purpose of this program is to help State and local law 
enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders 
who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer 
technology to sexually exploit children. Throughout this program 
announcement, ``Internet crimes against children'' refers to the sexual 
exploitation of children that is facilitated by computers and includes 
crimes of child pornography and online solicitation for sexual 


    Unlike some adults who view the benefits of the Information Age 
dubiously, children and teenagers have seized the Internet's 
educational and recreational opportunities with astonishing speed and 
casualness. Adapting information technology to meet everyday needs, 
young people are increasingly going online to meet friends, satisfy 
information needs, purchase goods and services, and complete school 
assignments. Currently, 28 million children and teenagers have access 
to the Internet, and industry experts predict that they will be joined 
by another 50 million globally by 2005. Although the Internet gives 
children and teenagers access to civilization's greatest museums, 
libraries, and universities, it also increases their risk of being 
sexually exploited or victimized.
    Large numbers of young people are encountering sexual solicitations 
they did not want, sexual material they did not seek, and, in the most 
serious cases, are being targeted by offenders seeking children for 
sex. Research conducted by the University of New Hampshire revealed 
that one in five children between ages 10 and 17 received a sexual 
solicitation over the Internet in 1999. One in thirty-three received an 
aggressive solicitation from a solicitor who asked to meet them 
somewhere, called them on the telephone, or sent them mail, money, or 
    Cloaked in the anonymity of cyberspace, sex offenders can 
capitalize on the natural curiosity of children and seek victims with 
little risk of detection. Preferential sex offenders \1\ no longer need 
to lurk in parks and malls. Instead, they can roam from chat room to 
chat room, trolling for children susceptible to victimization. This 
alarming activity has grave implications for parents, teachers, and law 
enforcement officers because it circumvents conventional safeguards and 
provides sex offenders with virtually unlimited opportunities for 
unsupervised contact with children.

    \1\ For the purposes of this program, ``preferential sex 
offenders'' are defined as individuals whose primary sexual focus is 

    Today's Internet is also rapidly becoming the new marketplace for 
offenders seeking to acquire material for their child pornography 
collections. More insidious than the exchange of sexually explicit 
material among adults, child pornography depicts the sexual assault of 
children and is often used by child molesters to recruit, seduce, and 
control future victims. Pornography is used to break down inhibitions, 
validate sex between children and adults as normal, and control victims 
throughout their molestation. When offenders lose interest in their 
victims, pornography is often used as blackmail to ensure the child's 
silence; when posted on the Internet, pornography becomes an enduring 
and irretrievable record of victimization and a relentless violation of 
that child's privacy.
    OJJDP recognizes that the increasing online presence of children, 
the proliferation of child pornography, and the lure of predators 
searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims present a 
significant threat to the health and safety of children and a 
formidable challenge for law enforcement today and into the foreseeable 
future. Many factors complicate law enforcement's response to these 
challenges. Conventional definitions of jurisdiction are practically 
meaningless in the electronic universe of cyberspace, and very few 
investigations begin and end within the same geographical area. Because 
they involve multiple jurisdictions, most investigations require close 
coordination and cooperation between Federal, State, and local law 
enforcement agencies.
    Evidence collection in ICAC investigations invariably requires 
specialized expertise and equipment. Preferential sex offenders tend to 
be avid recordkeepers, and their computers, magnetic media, and related 
equipment can be rich sources of evidence. However, routine forensic 
examination procedures are insufficient for seizing, preserving, and 
analyzing this information. In addition, specific legal issues 
regarding property and privacy rights may be triggered by the seizure 
of computers and related technology.
    Routine interviewing practices are inadequate for collecting 
testimonial evidence from child victims of Internet crimes. Some 
children deny they are victims because of embarrassment or fear of 
ridicule from their peers or

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discipline from their parents. Other victims bond with the offender, 
remain susceptible to further manipulation, or resent what they 
perceive as interference from law enforcement. Investigators who do not 
fully understand the dynamics of juvenile sexual exploitation risk 
losing critical information that could help convict perpetrators or 
identify additional victims. When appropriate, medical and 
psychological evaluations should be a part of law enforcement's 
response to cases involving child victims. In addition to ensuring that 
injuries or diseases related to the victimization are treated, forensic 
medical examinations provide crucial corroborative evidence.
    These factors will almost routinely complicate the investigative 
process. Although no two cases raise identical issues of jurisdiction, 
evidence collection, and victim services, it is logical to presume that 
investigations characterized by a multijurisdictional, 
multidisciplinary approach will more likely result in successful 
    A variety of Federal activities are assisting and can further 
assist in law enforcement's response to these offenses. For example, 
the Innocent Images initiative, managed by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation's (FBI's) Baltimore Field Division, works specifically on 
computer-facilitated child sexual exploitation cases. The U.S. Customs 
Service (USCS) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) have 
successfully investigated hundreds of child pornography cases.
    The Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) of the U.S. 
Department of Justice prosecutes Federal violations and offers advice 
and litigation support to Federal, State, and local prosecutors working 
on child pornography and sexual exploitation cases.
    With support from OJJDP and private-sector funding, the National 
Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) serves as the 
national resource center and clearinghouse for issues involving missing 
and exploited children. NCMEC's Training Division coordinates a 
comprehensive training and technical assistance program that includes 
prevention and awareness activities. The CyberTipline (http://
missingkids.com) collects online reports from citizens and Internet 
Service Providers (ISPs) regarding the computer-facilitated sexual 
exploitation of children and rapidly forwards this information to the 
law enforcement agencies with investigative jurisdiction. Brought 
online in March 1998, the CyberTipline has provided law enforcement 
officers with information that has enabled them to both arrest 
individuals seeking sex with underage victims and safely recover and 
return children enticed from home by sex offenders.
    NCMEC's law enforcement training and technical assistance program 
was developed in partnership with OJJDP, the FBI, USCS, USPIS, and 
CEOS. NCMEC has also developed an education and awareness campaign that 
features the Kids and Company curriculum, the Know the Rules teen 
awareness program, and two pamphlets (Child Safety on the Information 
Highway and Teen Safety on the Information Highway) that provide 
information about safe Internet practices for children and youth. These 
programs and materials are offered free of charge, and OJJDP encourages 
communities working on child victimization issues to use them. 
Additional information regarding NCMEC's services for children, 
parents, educators, and law enforcement officers can be obtained by 
calling 800-THE-LOST or by accessing NCMEC's Web site at http://
    Since fiscal year (FY) 1998, OJJDP has awarded funds to 30 State or 
local law enforcement agencies to develop regional multijurisdictional 
and multiagency task forces to prevent, interdict, and investigate ICAC 
offenses. The following jurisdictions currently receive ICAC Regional 
Task Force Program funding: Alabama Department of Public Safety; 
Bedford County, Virginia, Sheriff's Department; Broward County, 
Florida, Sheriff's Department; Clark County, Nevada, Las Vegas 
Metropolitan Police Department; Colorado Springs, Colorado, Police 
Department; Connecticut State Police; Cuyahoga County, Ohio, District 
Attorney; Dallas, Texas, Police Department; Delaware County, 
Pennsylvania, District Attorney; Hawaii Office of the Attorney General; 
Illinois State Police; Knoxville, Tennessee, Police Department; 
Maryland State Police; Massachusetts Department of Public Safety; 
Michigan State Police; Nebraska State Patrol; New York State Division 
of Criminal Justice Services; North Carolina Division of Criminal 
Investigation; Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation; Phoenix, 
Arizona, Police Department; Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Police 
Department; Sacramento County, California, Sheriff's Office; Saint 
Paul, Minnesota, Police Department; San Diego, California, Police 
Department; Seattle, Washington, Police Department; Sedgewick County, 
Kansas, Sheriff's Office; South Carolina Office of the Attorney 
General; Utah Office of Attorney General; Wisconsin Department of 
Justice; and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. These 
agencies have become regional clusters of ICAC technical and 
investigative expertise and offer prevention and investigative services 
to children, parents, educators, law enforcement officers, and other 
individuals working on child sexual exploitation issues. Collectively, 
task force agencies have made more than 800 arrests, seized more than 
900 computers, and provided forensic or investigative assistance in 
nearly 3,000 cases.
    In the 21st century, law enforcement agencies will be increasingly 
challenged by sex offenders who use computer technology to victimize 
children. To help meet this challenge, OJJDP is continuing the ICAC 
Regional Task Force Program, which will competitively award cooperative 
agreements to State and local law enforcement agencies seeking to 
improve their investigative responses to the computer-facilitated 
sexual exploitation of children.

Program Strategy

    The ICAC Task Force Program seeks to enhance the nationwide 
response to child victimization by maintaining and expanding a State 
and local law enforcement network composed of regional task forces. The 
program encourages communities to develop multijurisdictional and 
multiagency responses and provides funding to State and local law 
enforcement agencies to help them acquire the knowledge, personnel 
resources, and specialized equipment needed to prevent, interdict, or 
investigate ICAC offenses. Although the ICAC Task Force Program 
emphasizes law enforcement investigations, OJJDP encourages 
jurisdictions to include intervention, prevention, and victim services 
activities as part of their comprehensive approach.

OJJDP Program Management

    During the past 3 years of managing the ICAC Task Force Program, 
OJJDP has made the following observations:
     The Internet challenges traditional thinking about law 
enforcement jurisdiction and renders city, county, and State boundaries 
virtually meaningless. Because of this jurisdictional ambiguity, 
offenders are often able to frustrate enforcement actions and conceal 
their criminal activities.
     Nearly all ICAC investigations (95 percent) involve 
substantial communication and coordination efforts among Federal, 
State, and local law enforcement agencies. Without

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meaningful case coordination, law enforcement agencies may 
inadvertently investigate identical suspects and organizations, target 
undercover operatives of other law enforcement agencies, or disrupt 
clandestine investigations of other agencies.
     The obvious need for interagency cooperation and 
coordination has sustained interest in maintaining standards for ICAC 
undercover investigations. Representatives from Federal, State, and 
local law enforcement agencies have repeatedly expressed concern about 
initiating investigations that are based on referrals from outside 
agencies--referrals that may be predicated on information acquired 
through inappropriate officer conduct or investigative techniques.
     The clandestine nature of undercover operations, the 
anonymity of Internet users, and the unclear jurisdictional boundaries 
of cyberspace significantly exacerbate these investigative concerns. 
Undercover operations, when executed and documented properly, collect 
virtually unassailable evidence regarding a suspect's predilection to 
sexually exploit children. These operations allow law enforcement 
agencies to go on the offensive and, most importantly, protect children 
from revictimization. Although carefully managed undercover operations 
by well-trained officers can be very effective, these operations also 
generate concerns regarding legal issues, coordination, communication, 
and resource management.
     Although Internet awareness appears to be growing, many 
children, teenagers, and parents are not sufficiently informed about 
the potential dangers and repercussions of releasing personal 
information to, or meeting with, individuals encountered online.
     Although Federal agencies are responsible for monitoring 
illegal interstate or telecommunications activities, the protection of 
children is primarily the responsibility of State and local law 
enforcement agencies. The production of pornography or the sexual 
assault of a child--whether originating online or not--usually creates 
both a jurisdictional interest and a responsibility for State and local 
     Despite the belief that these cases are usually 
manufactured by undercover operations in which officers pose as minors 
in chat rooms, most ICAC investigations are initiated in response to a 
citizen complaint or a request from law enforcement. Unfortunately, 
these cases often involve multiple victims who require a response by 
both local law enforcement and victim services.
     The Internet is placing a new demand on forensic 
resources. Computers are piling up in evidence rooms across the country 
because existing forensic capacity is inadequate to meet the needs of 
investigative efforts.
     A generation ago, officers beginning their law enforcement 
careers would be issued a uniform, service weapon, and notebook. Those 
items rarely changed during a 20-year career. Today, changes in 
equipment and software occur seemingly overnight, and officers are hard 
pressed to stay current not only with the technological changes, but 
also with a motivated offender community that is adapting these new 
technologies to exploit children.
    To address these observations and concerns, OJJDP's ICAC Task Force 
Program employs the following management strategies:
     Maintaining and expanding the nationwide network of State 
and local law enforcement agencies participating in the program.
     Ensuring that ICAC Task Force personnel are adequately 
trained and equipped.
     Establishing and/or maintaining ICAC Task Force 
investigative standards to facilitate interagency case referrals.
     Advocating coordination and collaboration among Federal, 
State, and local law enforcement agencies investigating ICAC offenses.
     Fostering meaningful information sharing to avoid 
redundant investigations or activities that could disrupt the ongoing 
investigations of other agencies.
     Maintaining an ICAC Task Force Board composed of local law 
enforcement executives and prosecutors to advise OJJDP, formulate 
policy recommendations, and assess the law enforcement community's 
needs for training and technical assistance with regard to 
investigating Internet crimes.
     Convening an annual ICAC Task Force training conference to 
focus on child exploitation, emerging technology, and its relevance to 
criminal activity and enforcement efforts and to enhance the networking 
essential for sustaining an effective State and local law enforcement 
response to online crime.
    OJJDP established ICAC Task Force Program Standards through a 
collaborative process involving the 10 original ICAC Task Force 
agencies, the FBI, NCMEC, USCS, USPIS, CEOS, and the Executive Office 
for United States Attorneys. The standards were designed by the Task 
Force agencies to foster information sharing, coordinate 
investigations, ensure the probative quality of undercover operations, 
and facilitate interagency case referrals by standardizing 
investigative practices. In 2002, the ICAC standards were revised and 
updated to reflect 20 additional ICAC Regional Task Forces and an 
expanded ICAC program focus on the protection of children.
    OJJDP has also established an ICAC Task Force Board (the Board) to 
assist in the administration of the ICAC Task Force Program. As a 
condition of the award, each grantee must designate a policy-level law 
enforcement official or prosecutor to be a Board member. Although the 
Board's primary responsibility is to serve as an advisory group to 
OJJDP, the Board will also encourage case coordination and facilitate 
information sharing on trends, innovative investigative techniques, and 
prosecution strategies. Technical advice is provided to the Board by 
    The award also requires that each ICAC Regional Task Force member 
send at least one investigator and one policy-level official to an ICAC 
Task Force Program orientation seminar. The seminars, which were 
developed by OJJDP and NCMEC in consultation with Federal law 
enforcement agencies, provide information regarding legal issues, 
specific investigative techniques, undercover operation documentation 
requirements, behavioral characteristics of preferential sex offenders, 
and other topics relevant to child exploitation cases.
    To learn about the next seminar scheduled at NCMEC's Jimmy Ryce Law 
Enforcement Training Center in Alexandria, VA, contact NCMEC at http://
www.missingkids.com. Expenses associated with attendance at the 
orientation seminar will be reimbursed by OJJDP and NCMEC. Expenses 
associated with Board responsibilities will be covered by grant funds.


    The program's goal is to enhance the ICAC investigative response of 
State and local law enforcement agencies.


    Projects must accomplish the following objectives:
     Develop or expand multiagency, multijurisdictional task 
forces that include, but are not limited to, representatives from law 
enforcement, prosecution, victim services, and child protective 
services agencies. Relevant nongovernment organizations may also be 
included. OJJDP encourages applicants to invite Federal law enforcement 
agencies to participate in the task force.

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     Institute policies and procedures that comply with the 
OJJDP ICAC Task Force Program Standards (see ``OJJDP Program 
Management'' above). Requests from eligible law enforcement agencies 
for copies of the ICAC Program Operational and Investigative Standards 
must be faxed on official letterhead to the Juvenile Justice 
Clearinghouse at 301-519-5600.
     Enhance investigative capacity by properly equipping and 
training ICAC Task Force investigators. Task Force investigators should 
be computer literate, knowledgeable about child exploitation issues, 
and familiar with Federal and State statutes and caselaw pertaining to 
ICAC investigations.
     Develop and maintain case management systems to record 
offenses and investigative results, make or receive outside agency 
referrals of ICAC cases, and comply with the reporting requirements of 
the ICAC Task Force Monthly Performance Measures Report.
     Develop response protocols or memorandums of understanding 
that foster collaboration, information sharing, and service integration 
among public and private organizations that provide services to 
sexually exploited children.

Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must be State and/or local law enforcement agencies 
located in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, or the 
Greater San Francisco Bay area, California. Joint applications from two 
or more eligible applicants are welcome; however, one applicant must be 
clearly designated as the primary applicant (for correspondence, award, 
and management purposes) and the other(s) designated as coapplicant(s).

Selection Criteria

    OJJDP is committed to establishing a network of State and local law 
enforcement agencies to respond to online enticement and child 
pornography offenses. Within this network, ICAC Task Forces positioned 
throughout the country will serve as regional sources of technical, 
educational, and investigative expertise, providing assistance to 
parents, teachers, law enforcement officers, and other professionals 
working on child sexual exploitation issues. Therefore, the goal of 
achieving an equitable geographic distribution of ICAC Task Forces will 
be considered when applicants are selected. Successful applicants will 
be expected to serve as regional clusters of ICAC technical and 
investigative expertise, collaborate with existing ICAC Task Forces, 
and become part of a nationwide law enforcement network designed to 
protect children from computer-facilitated victimization.
    Applications should include evidence of multidisciplinary, 
multijurisdictional partnerships among public agencies, private 
organizations, community-based groups, and prosecutors' offices. 
Successful applicants will develop or enhance an investigative ICAC 
response that includes prevention, education, and victim services 
    OJJDP will convene a peer review panel to evaluate and rank 
applications and to make funding recommendations to the OJJDP 
Administrator. Although peer review recommendations are given weight, 
they are advisory only. Final award decisions will be made by the OJJDP 
Administrator. OJJDP will negotiate the specific terms of the award 
with applicants who are being considered. Applicants will be evaluated 
and rated according to the criteria outlined below.

Problem(s) To Be Addressed (10 points)

    Applicants must clearly identify the need for this project in their 
communities and demonstrate an understanding of the program concept. 
Applicants must include data that illustrate the size and scope of the 
problem in their States and local jurisdictions. If statistics or other 
research findings are used to support a statement or position, 
applicants must provide the relevant source information.

Goals and Objectives (10 points)

    Applicants must establish clearly defined, measurable, and 
attainable goals and objectives for this program.

Project Design (35 points)

    Applicants must explain in clear terms how the State or local task 
force will be developed and implemented. They must present a clear 
workplan that contains program elements directly linked to the 
achievement of the project objectives. The workplan must indicate 
significant project milestones, product due dates, and the nature of 
the products to be delivered.

Management and Organizational Capability (30 points)

    The management structure and staffing described in the application 
must be adequate and appropriate for the successful implementation of 
the project. Applicants must identify responsible individuals and their 
time commitments and provide a schedule of major tasks and milestones. 
Applicants must describe how activities that prevent Internet crimes 
against children will be continued after Federal funding is no longer 
available. In addition, signed letters of support from State and local 
prosecution offices and the local district United States Attorney must 
be provided.

Budget (15 points)

    Applicants must provide a proposed budget that is complete, 
detailed, reasonable, allowable, and cost effective in relation to the 
activities to be undertaken. Budgets must allow for required travel, 
including four trips for one individual to attend the quarterly ICAC 
Task Force Board meetings. Budgets must also allow for the 
participation of at least two agency representatives at the annual ICAC 
Training Conference.

Application Format

    The narrative portion of this application (excluding forms, 
assurances, and appendixes) must not exceed 35 pages and must be 
submitted on 8\1/2\- by 11-inch paper and double spaced on one side in 
a standard 12-point font. The double-spacing requirement applies to all 
parts of the program narrative and project abstract, including any 
lists, tables, bulleted items, or quotations. These standards are 
necessary to maintain fair and uniform consideration among all 
applicants. If the narrative and abstract do not conform to these 
standards, OJJDP will deem the application ineligible for 

Project and Award Period

    These cooperative agreements will be funded for up to an 18-month 
budget and project period and will begin July 1, 2002, and end December 
31, 2003. Funding beyond the initial project period will be contingent 
upon the grantee's performance and the availability of funds.

Award Amount

    The total amount available for this program is $1.8 million. OJJDP 
intends to award six cooperative agreements of up to $300,000 each for 
the 18-month project period.

Performance Measurement

    To ensure compliance with the Government Performance and Results 
Act (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, this solicitation notifies applicants 
that they are required to collect and report on data that measure the 
results of the program implemented by this grant. To ensure the 
accountability of this data (for which the Office of Justice Programs 
[OJP] is responsible) the following performance measures are provided:
     The number of technical assistance activities involving 

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     The number of computer forensic services provided by ICAC 
Task Forces and Investigative Satellites to nonfederally funded law 
enforcement agencies.
     The number of members and organizations involved in 
multidisciplinary task forces at each site.
    Under this solicitation, applicants will be required to supply 
OJJDP with the above performance information. In addition, OJJDP will 
measure the performance of the ICAC Task Force Program. Data collection 
will be covered within the existing ICAC Monthly Performance Report 
(MPR) forms. MPR is a required data-reporting document that was created 
by OJJDP to collect ICAC data related to arrests, subpoenas, search 
warrants, technical assistance (investigative and computer forensic), 
and prevention and intervention activities performed by ICAC Regional 
Task Forces and ICAC Investigative Satellites. Data gathered from MPRs 
will track the number of arrests made and the outcomes of those arrests 
(plea bargains, prosecutions, etc.), assist in the identification of 
victims who need resources such as counseling and therapy, and track 
tips and aid in target area identification.
    Data collected from MPRs will provide crucial baseline data 
necessary for a future evaluation of the ICAC Task Force Program after 
it has been fully established throughout the country.
    Assistance in obtaining this information will facilitate future 
program planning and will allow OJP to provide Congress with measurable 
program results of federally funded programs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number

    For this program, the CFDA number, which is required on Standard 
Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, is 16.543. This form is 
included in OJJDP's Application Kit, which can be obtained by calling 
the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse at 800-638-8736 or sending an e-mail 
request to askncjrs@ncjrs.org. The kit is also available online at 

Coordination of Federal Efforts

    To encourage better coordination among Federal agencies in 
addressing State and local needs, the U.S. Department of Justice 
requests that applicants provide information on the following: (1) 
Active Federal grant award(s) supporting this or related efforts, 
including awards from the U.S. Department of Justice; (2) any pending 
application(s) for Federal funds for this or related efforts; and (3) 
plans for coordinating any funds described in items (1) or (2) with the 
funding sought by this application. For each Federal award, applicants 
must include the program or project title, the Federal grantor agency, 
the amount of the award, and a brief description of its purpose.
    ``Related efforts'' is defined for these purposes as one of the 
     Efforts for the same purpose (i.e., the proposed award 
would supplement, expand, complement, or continue activities funded 
with other Federal grants).
     Another phase or component of the same program or project 
(e.g., to implement a planning effort funded by other Federal funds or 
to provide a substance abuse treatment or education component within a 
criminal justice project).
     Services of some kind (e.g., technical assistance, 
research, or evaluation) rendered to the program or project described 
in the application.

Delivery Instructions

    All applicants must submit the original application (signed in blue 
ink) and five copies. Applications should be unbound and fastened by a 
binder clip in the top left-hand corner.
    OJJDP strongly recommends that applicants number each page of the 
application. To ensure that applications are received by the due date, 
applicants should use a mail service that documents the date of 
receipt. Because OJJDP anticipates sending applicants written 
notification of application receipt approximately 4 weeks after the 
solicitation closing date, applicants are encouraged to use a traceable 
shipping method. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. 
Postmark dates will not be accepted as proof of meeting the deadline. 
Applications received after [XXXX] will be deemed late and may not be 
accepted. The closing date and time apply to all applications. To 
ensure prompt delivery, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Applications Sent by U.S. Mail

    Use registered mail to send applications to the following address: 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, c/o Juvenile 
Justice Resource Center, 2277 Research Boulevard, Mail Stop 2K, 
Rockville, MD 20850. In the lower left-hand corner of the envelope, 
clearly write ``Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program.''

Applications Sent by Overnight Delivery Service

    Allow at least 48 hours for delivery. Send applications to the 
following address: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
Prevention, c/o Juvenile Justice Resource Center, 2277 Research 
Boulevard, Mail Stop 2K, Rockville, MD 20850; 800-638-8736 (phone 
number required by some carriers). In the lower left-hand corner of the 
envelope, clearly write ``Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force 

Applications Delivered by Hand

    Deliver by [XXXXX] to the Juvenile Justice Resource Center, 2277 
Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850; 301-519-5535. Hand deliveries 
will be accepted daily between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, excluding 
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. Entrance to the resource 
center requires proper photo identification.

Due Date

    Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the original and five 
copies of the application package are received by 5 p.m. EDT on August 
30, 2002.


    For further information, contact Ron Laney, Director, Child 
Protection Division, and ICAC Program Manager, Office of Juvenile 
Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 202-616-3637, or send an e-mail 
inquiry to laney@ojp.usdoj.gov.


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    Dated: July 11, 2002.
J. Robert Flores,
Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
[FR Doc. 02-17842 Filed 7-15-02; 8:45 am]