How to apply...
Contact the Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division directly, the local office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the local U.S. Attorney's Office, or the national toll-free complaint line for worker exploitation (1-888-428-7581).
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Complaints alleging deprivation of civil rights are reviewed and, in those cases involving complaints of official abuse that are investigated by the FBI, the individual is notified in writing of the outcome of that review, whether it be to decline investigation or prosecution or to seek an indictment.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.