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Research and Evaluation on White-Collar Crime: Health Care and Elder Fraud

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, Individuals, and
IHEs for Research Addressing Elder and Healthcare Fraud

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline Date:

05/02/19 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, IHEs, local and state governments, Tribes, for-profit organizations, and qualified individuals to research and evaluate elder and healthcare fraud. Required registrations may take several days to complete. Applications with early career and new investigators as PIs will receive special consideration.

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation projects addressing two types of white-collar crime: 1) health care fraud and 2) elder fraud and financial exploitation. NIJ’s interest includes, but is not limited to, the use of computers and the Internet (cybercrime) in the commission of either of these types of white-collar crime. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects that will advance our understanding of these types of crime and effective approaches for identifying, preventing, investigating, and prosecuting them. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s priorities related to reducing crime, supporting prosecutors, and reducing victimization.

Funding may only be used to cover costs associated with evaluation or research. It may include reasonable costs such as those incurred by program personnel to support activities directly required for the execution of the evaluation or research (e.g., manual extraction of administrative records) or those associated with serving on an advisory board to provide input on analyses or interpretation of findings.

For details on the Health Care Fraud category, see the RFP: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15383.pdf#page=6

For details on the Elder Fraud category, see the RFP: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15383.pdf#page=8

For information on Encouraging Program Investments in Economically-Distressed Communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones), see the RFP: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15383.pdf#page=9

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185352

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,500,000

Number of Grants:

NIJ expects to make one or more awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated total amount to be awarded: Up to $2.5 million

Term of Contract:

Applicants should propose an award start date of January 1, 2020.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Single entities
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, States (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. Foreign governments, foreign organizations, and foreign colleges and universities are not eligible to apply.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

NIJ welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering funding, managing the entire project, and monitoring and appropriately managing any subawards (“subgrants”). Under this solicitation, any particular applicant entity may submit more than one application, as long as each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.

NIJ is interested in supporting researchers who are early in their careers and new to NIJ’s research grant portfolios, specifically non-tenured assistant professors, or equivalent full-time staff scientist positions in a research institution, who propose research on topics relevant to NIJ’s Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) and/or Office of Science and Technology (OST). To that end, NIJ may, in appropriate circumstances, give special consideration in award decisions to applications proposing such researchers as principal investigators (PIs).

For qualifications, see the RFP: https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2019-15383.pdf#page=9

What will not be funded:

- Applications primarily to purchase equipment, materials, or supplies. (A budget may include these items if they are necessary to conduct research, development, demonstration, evaluation, or analysis.)
- Applications that are not responsive to this specific solicitation.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 2, 2019.

To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using Grants.gov, and the applicant must have received a validation message from Grants.gov that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

Every applicant entity must comply with all applicable SAM and unique entity identifier (currently, a DUNS number) requirements. SAM is the repository for certain standard information about federal financial assistance applicants, recipients, and subrecipients.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312947

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html, or via email to support@grants.gov.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp

CFDA Number:

16.560

Funding or Pin Number:

NIJ-2019-15383 (NIJ-2019-15384 and NIJ-2019-15385)

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