On September 29, 2015, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it would make an award of approximately $290,000 to a whistleblower who provided valuable information to the CFTC about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. The CFTC’s whistleblower program was established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and provides monetary awards to persons who report violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, if the information leads to an enforcement action that results in more than $1 million in monetary sanctions. This was the CFTC’s second whistleblower award. The first whistleblower award of $240,000 was issued on May 20, 2014.