Agency: Justice Dept. (Office of Justice Program; Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking, SMART); Program: SMART FY 2016 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program (CFDA Number: 16.750) (Funding Opportunity Number: SMART-2016-8950); Eligibility: State and tribal governments; Funding: $13 million for 60 awards up to $400,000 each (no match required); Deadline: April 7.
Summary: Grants support efforts to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crime.
These grants help jurisdictions implement the Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act (SORNA) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. The law is designed to protect children and adults from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and child pornography and promote Internet safety. SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration and notification of those offenders.
SORNA sets requirements for sex offender registries, to include: specified required information, duration of registration, and in-person verification of sex offender identity.