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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

16.612:  National White Collar Crime Center

Popular Name:  NWCCC

Objectives:  To provide a nationwide support system for the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic crime. The National White Collar Crime Center (NWCCC) links criminal justice agencies across jurisdictional borders and bridges the gap between local and State criminal justice agency economic crime-fighting capabilities and the minimum threshold for Federal investigation and intervention. The Center provides support for the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic crime through a combination of research, training, and investigative support services.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


16.612 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  State and local law enforcement authorities.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  State and local criminal justice agencies; Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as regulatory agencies benefit from this program.

Credentials/Documentation:  The NWCCC is required to submit a Federal application for assistance, as well as a detailed program and budget narrative.

16.612 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  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 respective State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance. The standard application forms (SF-424) as furnished by the Federal agency in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program.

Application Procedure:  The applicant must submit a fully executed application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20531, Attention: NWCCC Program Manager. The applicant should submit an original and two copies of the application, along with an electronic copy of the application on disk in WordPerfect or Word for Windows, to BJA for review. BJA must receive the applications at least 90 days prior to the anticipated start date of a new or continuation award.

Award Procedure:  BJA reviews applications for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all program requirements.

Deadlines:  The application is due 90 days prior to completion of previous fiscal year funding.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  About 90 days prior to the expiration of the project's current active grant.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  A project must submit a written request justifying the need for the extension and how the extension would be consistent with the objectives of the grant 60 days prior to the expiration of the current grant.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Not applicable.

Examples of Funded Projects:  Not applicable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  $6,000,000 to $7,000,000.

16.612 RELATED PROGRAMS:

None.

16.612 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

This program has significantly enhanced the ability of Federal, State and local agencies to identify, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute white collar criminals. In fiscal year 1999, about 1,300 enforcement personnel were trained in computer crime subjects and the NWCCC hosted its second annual economic crime summit.

16.612 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Type of Assistance:  Project Grants.

Obligations:  (Training and Other Assistance) FY 99 $5,350,000; FY 00 est $7,350,000; and FY 01 est $9,250,000.

Budget Account Number:  15-0401-0-1-754.

Authorization:  Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Public Law 90-351, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 3760.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  Financial Guide, Office of Justice Programs, Office of the Comptroller, and The Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies (28 CFR 23).

16.612 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Bureau of Justice Assistance, Program Development Division, Fourth Floor, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. Phone: Justice Response Center, 1-800-421-6770.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

16.612 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  Project is awarded 100 percent of the project costs and no match is required.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Awards are made for a period of 12 months.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Up to 100 percent of total project grant costs are funded through Federal assistance. Cost-sharing is governed by Appropriation Act requirements. However, the project is encouraged to obtain and utilize additional funds, through voluntary contributions, membership fees or dues, fees for service, or other sources, from member agencies or governmental units benefiting from project services. Such funds will be considered program income and must be used to augment project operations or to reduce the Federal share of project costs.

16.612 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Reporting requirements for grants and projects awarded under the NWCCC program are articulated in the OJP Financial Guide.

Audits:  Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the General Accounting Office, the 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 provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997),"Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:  Recipients of Federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

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