Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
| CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC
16.543: Missing Children's Assistance
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Applicant Eligibility: Missing Children's funds are available under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to public and private nonprofit agencies, organizations, individuals, State and local units of government, combinations of State or local units.
Beneficiary Eligibility: State and local units of government, private nonprofit agencies, organizations, institutions or individuals.
Preapplication Coordination: In carrying out the programs authorized by the Missing Children's Assistance Act, the OJJDP Administrator establishes annual research, demonstration, and service program priorities for grants and contracts and the criteria based on merit for making such grants and contracts. The proposed priorities and selection criteria are published in the Federal Register for public comment for a period of 60 days prior to final adoption. Grants and contracts exceeding $50,000 must be made by competitive process. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure: Applicant submits proposal on Standard Form 424. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 and the Common Rule. Proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with program announcements published in the Federal Register.
Award Procedure: Award package is sent to grantee.
Deadlines: Published in program announcements or requests for proposals.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 1 to 3 months.
Appeals: See 28 CFR Part 18.
Renewals: Supplemental grants or contract modification.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals: 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 applied that are related to the particular program areas under which projects are funded.
Examples of Funded Projects: In fiscal year 1999, OJJDP made eight new awards to State and local law enforcement agencies to develop regional task forces to prevent, interdict, or investigate crimes against children by sex offenders using the Internet. Additional awards supported the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children national resource center and clearinghouse functions, development of the CyberTipline, and continuation of the Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center. Other awards supported research to broaden understanding of individuals who abduct and murder children and to assist law enforcement investigate sexually-motivated abduction murders of children. OJJDP supported training and technical assistance programs to provide assistance to State clearinghouses, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other individuals or community organizations working on missing and exploited children issues.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not applicable.
Federal Agency: OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Type of Assistance: Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
Obligations: (Grants) FY 98 $12,933,717; FY 99 est $17,640,931; and FY 00 est $17,168,000.
Budget Account Number: 15-0401-0-1-754.
Authorization: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Title IV, Public Law 93-415, as amended.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature: Missing Children program priorities are published in the Federal Register and awards are governed by the OJP Financial Guide which is available upon request.
Regional or Local Office: None.
Headquarters Office: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531. Phone: (202) 616-3637.
(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)
Formula and Matching Requirements: No match required.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Initial awards usually are made for 12 to 36 months with further funding based upon the project period and grantee performance. Drawdowns are possible under a Letter of Credit.
Uses and Use Restrictions: 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 service programs designed (1) to educate parents, children, and community agencies and organizations in ways to prevent the abductions and sexual exploitation of children; (2) to provide information to assist in the locating and return of missing children; (3) to aid communities in the collection of materials which would be useful to parents in assisting others in the identification of missing children; (4) to increase knowledge of and develop effective treatment pertaining to the psychological consequences, on both parents and children, of (a) the abduction of a child, both during the period of disappearance and after the child is recovered; and (b) the sexual exploitation of a missing child; (5) to collect detailed data from selected States or localities on the actual investigative practices utilized by law enforcement agencies in missing children's cases; (6) to address the particular needs of missing children by minimizing the negative impact of judicial and law enforcement procedures on children who are victims of abuse or sexual exploitation and by promoting the active participation of children and their families in cases involving abuse or sexual exploitation of children; (7) to address the needs of missing children and their families following the recovery of such children; and (8) reduce the likelihood that individuals under 18 years of age will be removed from the control of such individuals legal custodians without such custodians' consent; (9) and to establish or operate statewide clearinghouses to assist in recovering or locating missing children.
Reports: Quarterly and final financial and progress reports are required.
Audits: All organizations that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year.
Records: Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds.
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