42 U.S. Code § 3713 - State grant program for training and prosecution of computer crimes
(a) In general
Subject to the availability of amounts provided in advance in appropriations Acts, the Office of Justice Programs shall make a grant to each State, which shall be used by the State, in conjunction with units of local government, State and local courts, other States, or combinations thereof in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.
(b) Use of grant amounts
Grants under this section may be used to establish and develop programs to—
(1) assist State and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing State and local criminal laws relating to computer crime, including infringement of copyrighted works over the Internet;
(2) assist State and local law enforcement agencies in educating the public to prevent and identify computer crime, including infringement of copyrighted works over the Internet;
(3) educate and train State and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors to conduct investigations and forensic analyses of evidence and prosecutions of computer crime, including infringement of copyrighted works over the Internet;
(4) assist State and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in acquiring computer and other equipment to conduct investigations and forensic analysis of evidence of computer crimes; and
To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, a State shall provide assurances to the Attorney General that the State—
(1) has in effect laws that penalize computer crime, such as criminal laws prohibiting—
(B) the unlawful damaging, destroying, altering, deleting, removing of computer software, or data contained in a computer, computer system, computer program, or computer network; or
(2) an assessment of the State and local resource needs, including criminal justice resources being devoted to the investigation and enforcement of computer crime laws; and
(3) a plan for coordinating the programs funded under this section with other federally funded technical assistant and training programs, including directly funded local programs such as the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant program (described under the heading “Violent Crime Reduction Programs, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance” of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998 (Public Law 105–119)).
(d) Matching funds
The Federal share of a grant received under this section may not exceed 90 percent of the costs of a program or proposal funded under this section unless the Attorney General waives, wholly or in part, the requirements of this subsection.
(e) Authorization of appropriations
(1) In general
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2013.
Of the amount made available to carry out this section in any fiscal year not more than 3 percent may be used by the Attorney General for salaries and administrative expenses.
(3) Minimum amount
Unless all eligible applications submitted by any State or unit of local government within such State for a grant under this section have been funded, such State, together with grantees within the State (other than Indian tribes), shall be allocated in each fiscal year under this section not less than 0.75 percent of the total amount appropriated in the fiscal year for grants pursuant to this section, except that the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands each shall be allocated 0.25 percent.
Source(Pub. L. 106–572, § 2,Dec. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 3058; Pub. L. 110–403, title IV, § 401(a),Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4271.)
References in Text
The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998, referred to in subsec. (c)(3), is Pub. L. 105–119, Nov. 26, 1997, 111 Stat. 2440. Provisions under the heading “Violent Crime Reduction Programs, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance”, 111 Stat. 2452, are not classified to the Code.
Section was enacted as part of the Computer Crime Enforcement Act, and not as part of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 which comprises this chapter.
A prior section 3713,Pub. L. 90–351, title I, § 103, as added Pub. L. 96–157, § 2,Dec. 27, 1979, 93 Stat. 1170, provided for an Office of Community Anti-Crime Programs, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 98–473.
2008—Subsec. (b)(1)–(3). Pub. L. 110–403, § 401(a)(1), inserted “, including infringement of copyrighted works over the Internet” after “computer crime”.
Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 110–403, § 401(a)(2), substituted “2009 through 2013” for “2001 through 2004”.