The CFTC has a whistleblower award program that is separate from, but somewhat similar to, the SEC’s whistleblower award program. Both are mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act.

The CFTC has announced that the agency will make its first award to a whistleblower as part of its whistleblower program. According to the CFTC, the person will receive approximately $240,000 for providing valuable information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.