This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the coordination of intellectual property enforcement efforts; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.
This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to improve coordination of intellectual property (IP) enforcement efforts among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities in order to investigate and prosecute IP theft and related crimes. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: state, county, city, or township governments; tribal organizations and federally recognized Native American tribal governments; special district governments; and public and state-controlled institutions of higher education. The document provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.