NITVAN in the News

Funding Opportunity: 2018 National Identity Theft Assistance Network Expansion Program

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), through a cooperative agreement with U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), has released a new grant opportunity under the National Identity Theft Assistance Network Expansion Program (NITVAN II).

Through NITVAN II, ITRC awarded six grants to coalition leaders across the nation. To learn more about these coalitions click here. ITRC anticipates making up to 10 additional awards to organizations that will develop and lead an identity theft and/or cybercrime coalition.

This funding opportunity builds on prior NITVAN efforts, and will further strengthen the network previously established. Each coalition will work to expand services to better address the rights and needs of identity theft and/or cybercrime victims. Applicants may achieve this goal through various initiatives, including, but not limited to–

  • Community outreach and public awareness campaigns,
  • Improved inter-agency infrastructure, coordination, and referrals, and
  • Education and training of service professionals within the geographic region

Successful applicants will be awarded up to $50,000, for a period of 1 year (October 2018-September 2019).

Learn more and apply by May 31, 2018


NITVAN Events & Training Opportunities


Launch of the Minnesota Identity Theft & Cybercrime Information & Resource Network (MITCIRN)

Hosted by the Minnesota Alliance on Crime

In Person (Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN) – April 11, 2018, 8:00-4:30p.m.

The first half of the day will be the official first meeting of the network, featuring a welcome from former Minnesota Attorney General of the State and State Senator Skip Humphrey. Participants will learn more about MITCIRN, select a committee to engage in targeted efforts to strengthen victim support in Minnesota, and network with other attendees.

In the afternoon, there will be advanced training on often-neglected forms of identity theft (criminal, medical, child, and military identity theft), as well as training geared towards law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, and professionals engaged in community outreach.

Click here for the full agenda.