2018 National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Expansion Program (NITVAN II) Grant Opportunity

 

NITVAN Request For Proposal (RFP)

Request For Proposal (RFP) Rubric

Under the National Identity Theft Assistance Network Expansion Program (NITVAN II), a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), ITRC awarded six grants to coalition leaders across the nation in 2017. Learn more about these identity theft and cybercrime coalitions.

ITRC will competitively select up to ten (10) additional sub-grantee organizations to develop and lead an identity theft and/or cybercrime coalition. Each will be awarded up to $50,000, for a period of one year (October 2018-September 2019), to engage in coalition activities within their designated service area.

The purpose of NITVAN II is to help expand the outreach and capacity of victim service programs to better address the rights and needs of victims of identity theft through the establishment of collaborative regional, statewide, and community-based coalitions dedicated to improving the response to victims of identity theft, with additional and growing emphasis on victims of identity theft within the context of cybercrime. For the purposes of this grant, cybercrime is defined as the use of an online platform to engage in activities where another individual’s personally identifiable information (PII) is targeted or used as a principal tool for financial/personal gain.

This funding opportunity builds on prior NITVAN efforts, and will further strengthen the network previously established. The ultimate goal of this program is to provide training, technical assistance, and policy guidance to programs and coalitions through a national network that builds capacity to provide assistance to victims of identity theft and encourages expansion of existing victim service programs and coalitions to address the needs of identity theft and cybercrime victims.

The grant opportunity will be open from February 1 to July 31, 2018.

 

RFP Submission Process

How to Submit

Each interested applicant will contact the Grant Manager via email, sarah@idtheftcenter.org, to verify that a submission will be entered. This confirmation must include the contact information for the applicant entity and the authorized representative that will be submitting the RFP. Once this is received, a DropBox file request link will be sent via email. This is the only method by which applicants can provide submissions. No exceptions will be made.

There will be a deadline attached to the file request sent to each applicant, July 31, 2018. Once this deadline is past, you will not be able to upload any documentation. If a submission is incomplete it will not move forward past the initial review stage.

Using Dropbox

Dropbox is a secure file sharing and storage platform. You are not required to have this program already installed on your computer to submit your application. If you would like to create your own account you are able to do so for free using the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/register.

When you click on the file request link it will give you the option to upload a document directly from your computer or from your own Dropbox account. ITRC is the only party that can view your submission. Once documents are uploaded you will not have the ability to make any changes. If any portion of the RFP needs to be resubmitted, please contact the Grant Manager before the submission deadline via email: sarah@idtheftcenter.org.

 

 

This information was produced by the Identity Theft Resource Center, under award # 2016-XV-GX-K004, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.