Economic, High-Tech, and Cyber Crime Prevention

To provide training and investigative support for agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic electronic, financial and cyber crimes and to support and partner with other appropriate entities in addressing homeland security initiatives, as they relate to electronic
and cyber crimes.

The program provides training, technical assistance, and/or resources to State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement, prosecutor, and other public safety agencies on how to prevent, combat, investigate and prosecute economic, electronic, high-tech, and cyber crimes.

This includes providing training online as well as in a classroom setting.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Tulsa County District Attorney $ 400,000   2021-10-012023-09-30
Portland, City Of $ 400,000   2021-10-012023-09-30
Los Angeles, City Of $ 400,000   2021-10-022023-09-30
Secretary Of State, North Carolina Department Of The $ 400,000   2021-10-012023-09-30
Law & Public Safety, New Jersey Department Of $ 232,164   2021-10-012023-09-30
Hartford, City Of $ 399,545   2020-10-012022-09-30
Law & Public Safety, New Jersey Department Of $ 199,900   2020-10-012022-09-30
Justice, Louisiana Department Of $ 216,622   2020-10-012022-09-30
Houston, City Of $ 400,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Los Angeles, City Of $ 125,000   2020-10-012022-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Economic, High-Tech, and Cyber Crime Prevention program helps improve the capacity of local criminal justice agencies to address economic, electronic, high-tech, and cyber crimes and provides for national support efforts such as training and technical assistance projects to strategically address needs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include national, regional, State, or local public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, tribal jurisdictions, and units of local government.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, local, tribal, and local territorial law enforcement agencies, prosecutor, and other criminal justice agencies.


The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The standard application forms, as furnished by the federal agency and required by the Common Rule, must be used for this program. All applications must be submitted electronically via ( or the Office of Justice Programs' Grants Management System (GMS) at Applications or supplemental materials received by facsimile or postal mail will not be accepted.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, letters and an award package are sent to the grantee. One copy of the grant award must be signed by duly authorized representative and returned to BJA.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law115-31, 131 Stat. 135, 204) for Economic, High-Tech, and Cybercrime Prevention; and, an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies for competitive programs.


There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. Please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.


Continuation grants are renewable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies. Contingent upon program goals and objectives, generally 12-18 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and Post Award Instructions (

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, state or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.


In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 Not Available; FY 18 est $11,000,000; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide ( and Post award Instructions ( Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

David P. Lewis U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: Phone: 202-616-6500

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site ( and/or

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