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Grants Archive

This OVC archive page houses past solicitations for discretionary grants dating back five years. These grant materials are currently outdated but may be useful for reference purposes. Please note that Grants Archive content is not being updated and may contain broken links and outdated contact information.

For available grants from OVC, visit the Current Funding Opportunities page.

FY 2013 An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma in Victim Assistance Professionals, Law Enforcement Officers, and Other First Responders (PDF 208 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/13/2013
One cooperative agreement of $1,250,000 will be awarded to support the examination, assessment, identification, and pilot testing of evidence-based policies, practices, procedures, and protocols designed to facilitate an understanding of and comprehensive approach to addressing vicarious (or secondary) traumatic stress in victim assistance professionals, law enforcement personnel, and other first responders who are subject to the impact of traumatic stress due to large-scale incidents of criminal mass violence or a series of exposures to an accumulation of traumatizing incidents. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 13, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program - Vision 21 Fellowships (PDF 417 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/10/2013
This competitive solicitation will fund two Vision 21 Fellowships. The Legal Assistance Fellowship will be critical in assisting OVC with any implementation efforts related to support of comprehensive, holistic legal assistance for victims of crime. The Strategic Engagement Fellowship will support OVC's efforts across the framework created by Vision 21 to ensure the field has a deeper understanding and awareness of the key issues and a strategic path for engagement. Up to $135,000 is available for each fellowship, with no more than $95,000 to be allocated for salary. Applicants are limited to individuals; organizations are not eligible to apply. The Legal Assistance Fellowship is open only to attorneys. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 10, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Bridging the Gap in Victim-Related Research to Practice (PDF 452 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/10/2013
One cooperative agreement of $750,000 will be awarded to conduct a comprehensive assessment of victim service providers to ascertain their level of awareness and knowledge about the benefits of social science research and program evaluation for their work with victims of crime; paired with an assessment of researchers' interest in, and capacity for, translating their work for a practitioner audience. The results of this project will inform future plans to support improved communication and collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 10, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 457 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/10/2013
Approximately seven cooperative agreements of up to $400,000 each will be awarded to provide timely, high-quality services to victims of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, and to enhance interagency collaboration and coordination in the provision of services to such victims. Funding will support either a comprehensive array of services for all trafficking victims, or specialized services for trafficking victims. Funding also will support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to victims through the development of interagency partnerships and professional training, public outreach, and awareness campaigns. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 10, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Crime Victim Compensation Program Initiative Solicitation (PDF 293 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/03/2013
Two first-year awards totaling $350,000 will be awarded to develop promising practices, models, or programs designed to enhance the administration of crime victim compensation programs at the state level; and to increase program responsiveness, efficiency, and accessibility for all crime victims throughout the state or territory, especially underserved victims. This is a 3-year project with award amounts in the first year ranging from $25,000-$250,000. Continuation awards for 2 additional years may be made, depending on grantee performance and funding availability. Applicants are limited to states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and any other possession or territory of the U.S. that has an established, eligible crime victim compensation program and that meets the eligibility requirements specified in the Victims of Crime Act, 42 U.S.C. 10602 (b). Those applying are urged to begin well in advance of the June 3, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 State Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA) Initiative Competitive Solicitation (PDF 466 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/13/2013
This grant opportunity offers up to six first-year awards of $35,000 for the development of State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAA) that will provide comprehensive, academically based, fundamental education and training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, and allied professionals who routinely work with victims of crime. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment from the state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance and compensation program offices to help develop the Academy. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the May 13, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project (PDF 442 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/18/2013
One cooperative agreement of $375,000 will be awarded to support the provision of financial and technical assistance to approximately 60 subgrant recipients of up to $5,000 each to conduct public education and awareness activities on crime victims' rights and services in their jurisdictions during 2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). To learn more about this annual event, visit the NCVRW Web site (http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw/index.html). Depending on grantee performance and funding availability, additional funding may be provided for the planning and execution of the 2015 NCVRW Community Awareness Project. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the April 18, 2013 deadline.

FY 2013 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (PDF 348 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/18/2013
One discretionary grant of $150,000 will be awarded to plan and implement the 2014 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators, a 2 1/2-day conference that will provide training and technical assistance for approximately 250 VOCA administrators, staff, and board members; and facilitate a forum for the presentation of state issues and practices. The conference will employ lectures, panels, workshops, and forums to explore ways to improve the delivery of crime victim services; provide an opportunity for VOCA administrators to exchange information, views, and best practices; and provide training and technical assistance on effective program operations. Additional funding might be provided to plan and execute the 2015 conference. This is contingent upon grantee performance and funding. Those applying are strongly encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the March 18, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 239 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/14/2013
This FY 2013 program will fund Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force sites that take a comprehensive approach to combating all forms of trafficking-sex trafficking and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens (male and female, adults and minors). Cooperative agreements of up to $500,000 are expected to be awarded. At each selected site, two awards will be made. Awards will be made by BJA to support law enforcement agencies to coordinate the goals, objectives, and activities of the entire task force in close collaboration with the local U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) and victim service provider partner. Awards will be made by OVC to support a victim service organization to coordinate the provision of a comprehensive array of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to all trafficking victims identified within the geographic area impacted by the task force.

FY 2013 2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide (PDF 356 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/13/2013
This competitive program will award one cooperative agreement of $350,000 to a nonprofit organization, faith- or community-based organization, or public agency to produce a comprehensive kit that will serve as a resource for the victims' field to support efforts to heighten the public's awareness of crime victim issues during National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) in April 2014 and throughout the year. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the March 13, 2013 deadline.

FY 2012 National Field-Generated Demonstration Projects (PDF 216 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/15/2012
Two discretionary grants of $750,000 each will be awarded to enhance the capacity of the crime victims field to provide trauma-informed, culturally competent, comprehensive services and support to both adult and child crime victims who experience polyvictimization (also known as multiple victimization or multi-victimization). Applicants must propose to provide enhanced or improved services for these victims through implementation or continuation of a demonstration project developed from a promising practice, model, or program. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of polyvictimization, the capacity to partner with other organizations and key stakeholders to deliver comprehensive victim services, and the staff resources and capability to develop or enhance a model for delivery of these services. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 15, 2012, deadline.

FY 2012 Action Partnerships for National Membership, Professional Affiliation, and Community Service Organizations Responding to Polyvictimization (PDF 219 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/15/2012
OVC will award up to six cooperative agreements of up to $250,000 each to national organizations to identify and address gaps in services to or awareness of victims who suffer from polyvictimization, and to propose to remedy those gaps through training and/or technical assistance. Also known as multiple victimization or multi-victimization, polyvictimization occurs when an individual experiences multiple kinds of victimization and requires a holistic response. This solicitation will serve as a training and technical assistance companion to the FY 12 National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects competitive solicitation. Applicants are limited to national nonprofit membership, professional affiliation, and community service organizations, and must demonstrate the financial and organizational capacity to manage this cooperative agreement. Those applying are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the May 15, 2012 deadline.

FY 2012 Victims of Human Trafficking Fellowship Program (PDF 247 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/10/2012
One fellowship of up to $135,000 will be awarded to an individual to work onsite in Washington, D.C., to develop or enhance training, technical assistance, public awareness, and capacity-building resources for trafficking victim service professionals, law enforcement, and allied professionals to support the expansion and effectiveness of services for victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking within the United States (male and female; adult and minor; U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and foreign nationals). The fellowship recipient must have prior experience working on initiatives related to human trafficking; and must agree to abstain from any outside employment, either compensated or uncompensated, for the duration of the fellowship, unless approved in writing by the Director of OVC. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 10, 2012, deadline.

FY 2012 Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Examination Telemedicine Center: An Innovative Pilot Project (PDF 270 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/08/2012
OVC will make one award of up to $3.5 million (including subawards for pilot sites) to develop a national telemedicine center to administer sexual assault forensic medical exam services to four pilot sites that will be selected through a separate solicitation issued by the recipient of this award in partnership with OVC. The telemedicine center will provide live access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners, or other expert medical forensic examiners who will use cutting-edge audiovisual technology to walk health care providers through forensic medical examinations. Sites may include rural, tribal, military, urban/suburban, and/or correctional settings. The ultimate goal is to create a national center that serves all jurisdictions on a fee-for-service basis. A webinar for potential applicants was held on March 22, 2012. FAQ's are available at http://www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/TelemedicineFAQs.pdf.

FY 2012 Identifying Culturally Responsive Victim-Centered Restorative Justice Strategies (PDF 214 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/08/2012
One cooperative agreement of up to $250,000 will be awarded to identify, examine, and document the characteristics of existing programs that exhibit culturally responsive victim-centered restorative justice practices, with an emphasis on practices implemented in tribal communities and urban inner city communities, and practices involving youth. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and experience with restorative justice practices; experience assessing system-based and non-system-based victim services programs; the ability to assess programs involving youth; and the staff resources and capability to conduct a national-scope assessment. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 8, 2012, deadline.

FY 2012 American Indian and Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program (PDF 260 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/08/2012
One cooperative agreement of up to $750,000 will be awarded to provide resources and coordination to increase the ability of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to crime victims, their families, and the community. Using a victim-centered approach, the award recipient will assist OVC in supporting the training and technical assistance needs of AI/AN communities that receive grant funds under Purpose Area 7 (Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities) and Purpose Area 8 (Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program) of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, as well as other AI/AN communities. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortiums with demonstrated experience working with AI/AN communities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the May 8, 2012, deadline.

FY 2012 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program - Financial Fraud and Abuse (PDF 240 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/01/2012
One fellowship of up to $135,000 will be awarded to an individual to work onsite at OVC in Washington, D.C., to undertake activities related to financial fraud and abuse, with a specific focus on victims of elder financial exploitation and others whose abuse may be co-occurring with other types of victimization; and to assist OVC in meeting the larger field's need for evidence-based training, technical assistance, and other resources to support the expansion and effectiveness of services to underserved crime victims. Applicants must demonstrate the financial and administrative capacity to manage the cooperative agreement; as well as the desire, knowledge, and ability to successfully execute the development of training, technical assistance, public awareness, and other informational resources to meet the needs of victim service providers and allied practitioners. Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the May 1, 2012, deadline.

FY 2012 Training and Technical Assistance To Improve Understanding and Application of Research and Evaluation in Victim Services (PDF 98 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/25/2012
In response to concerns voiced by victim service providers, OVC will support a national initiative to assist the field in becoming more educated consumers of, and contributors to, research and evaluation that can lead to more effective and cost-efficient services for victims of crime. To achieve this goal, OVC will award one cooperative agreement of up to $250,000 for the first 12-month project period to develop and implement national-scope training and technical assistance that can be delivered through interactive online access. OVC encourages partnerships between researchers and victim service professionals throughout the project to ensure that the products are relevant, accessible, and understandable. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the April 25, 2012, deadline.

FY 2012 Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project (PDF 186 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/19/2012
OVC will fund up to six sites to develop collaborative models for comprehensive, wraparound, pro bono, legal assistance networks to meet the range of legal needs of crime victims. This is a 4-year project, with sites receiving up to $400,000 for the first 15-month phase, with the potential of continuation funding for 3 additional years. Applicants are limited to private nonprofit organizations; faith-based and community-based organizations; colleges and universities; public agencies; and tribal governments and organizations that can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the range of legal assistance needs of crime victims, as well as the capacity to partner with other organizations and key stakeholders to deliver comprehensive, seamless legal services to victims. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the April 19, 2012 deadline.

FY 2012 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 420 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/17/2012
Multiple cooperative agreements of $200,000 to $400,000 will be awarded to victim service organizations to provide timely, high-quality services to victims of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, and to enhance interagency collaboration and coordination in the provision of services to such victims. Funding will support either a comprehensive array of services for trafficking victims in specific geographic areas or specialized mental health or legal services over larger geographic areas; as well as efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to victims through the development of interagency partnerships and public outreach and awareness campaigns. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the April 17, 2012, deadline.

FY 2012 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 213 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/29/2012
This joint OVC and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program will fund Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force sites that take a comprehensive approach to combating all forms of trafficking—sex trafficking and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens (male and female, adults and minors). BJA and OVC anticipate that they will make up to 12 awards (6 law enforcement awards and 6 victim service provider awards). This funding opportunity requires two applications (one from a state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency and one from a victim service provider) from each task force location. Applicants must work collaboratively with one another to produce their applications. Each award will be monitored by the appropriate DOJ component (BJA for awards to law enforcement agencies and OVC for awards to victim service organizations). Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the March 29, 2012 deadline.

FY 2012 State Victim Assistance Academy Initiative (New) (PDF 175 kb)
Application Deadline: 02/14/2012
This grant opportunity offers up to six first-year awards of $35,000 for the development of State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAA) that will provide comprehensive, academically based, fundamental education and training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, and allied professionals who routinely work with victims of crime. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment from the state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance and compensation program offices to help develop the Academy. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the February 14, 2012, deadline.

FY 2011 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (230 KB)
Application Deadline: 07/05/2011
Multiple discretionary grants of $200,000 to $400,000 will be awarded to victim service organizations to provide timely, high-quality services to victims of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, and to enhance interagency collaboration and coordination in the provision of services to such victims. Funding will support either a comprehensive array of services for trafficking victims in specific geographic areas or specialized mental health or legal services over larger geographic areas; as well as efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to victims through the development of interagency partnerships and public outreach and awareness campaigns. Grantees must have a demonstrated history of providing trauma-informed, culturally competent services to male and female victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the July 5, 2011, deadline.

FY 2011 National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects (218 KB)
Application Deadline: 07/05/2011
Discretionary grants ranging from $150,000 to $300,000 (depending on the focus area) will be awarded to develop or enhance training, technical assistance, promising practices, models, and programs that are national in scope and that either address gaps in the field in the areas of training and technical assistance or develop promising practices, models, or programs through demonstration projects. Funding will be used to improve the capacity of victim service providers and allied practitioners to advance crime victims' rights and services in the following areas: child pornography, drunk and impaired driving, mortgage fraud, sexual assault within correctional settings, coordinated state-tribal crime victim services, long-term mental health and other consequences of mass violence, services for young male victims of color, using technology to improve and enhance victim services, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning crime victims' access to mainstream victim services. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the July 5, 2011, deadline.

FY 2011 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (145 KB)
Application Deadline: 06/27/2011
One discretionary grant of $150,000 will be awarded to plan and implement the VOCA National Joint Training Conference, a 2 ½-day training conference for approximately 300 VOCA victim assistance and compensation administrators and staff that will be held in 2012. The conference will employ lectures, panels, workshops, and forums to explore ways to improve the delivery of crime victim services; provide an opportunity for VOCA administrators to exchange information, views, and best practices; and provide training and technical assistance on effective program operations. Those applying are strongly encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the June 27, 2011, deadline.

FY 2011 Victim Assistance and Compensation Professional Development Fellowship Program (159 KB)
Application Deadline: 06/27/2011
One fellowship of up to $135,000 will be awarded to conduct an analysis of existing data regarding services available to underserved crime victims in order to identify trends and explore ways to capture information about services to these victims; and to analyze the overall effectiveness of state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) programs or construct a framework to analyze state VOCA programs. Applicants must be individuals (organizations are not eligible to apply) who demonstrate the financial and administrative capacity to manage the cooperative agreement; as well as the desire, knowledge, and ability to successfully execute the development of training, technical assistance, public awareness, and other informational resources to meet the needs of victim service providers and allied practitioners who serve crime victims. Those applying are strongly encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the June 27, 2011, deadline.

FY 2011 American Indian and Alaska Native SANE-SART Program (185 KB)
Application Deadline: 06/14/2011
Three awards of up to $108,000 each will be awarded to federally recognized Indian tribal governments and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) organizations to enhance AI/AN communities’ capacity to provide effective and sustainable high-quality, victim-centered, multidisciplinary services and support for adult and child victims of sexual assault, and to ensure conformance to the Victims of Crime Act. Funding will be awarded to three diverse sites—one that is under the jurisdiction of Public Law 280, one that is not under the jurisdiction of Public Law 280, and an Alaska Native Village. This program will be conducted in two phases; this solicitation is for Phase I only. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the June 14, 2011, deadline.

FY 2011 American Indian and Alaska Native SANE-SART Training and Technical Assistance (172 KB)
Application Deadline: 05/31/2011
One cooperative agreement of up to $250,000 will be awarded to a nonprofit organization to support three diverse American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AIN) communities in conducting a comprehensive community needs assessment and developing a strategic plan that will enhance and build a sustainable, culturally relevant, victim-centered SANE-SART project; and to support the development and implementation of a National AI/AN SANE-SART Strategy. Applicants must have demonstrated organization and community-based experience working with AI/AN communities, and recognize the importance of culture, history, traditions, and spirituality inherent in the AI/AN community. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 31, 2011, deadline.

FY 2011 Tribal Victim Assistance in Alaska Fellowship Program (166 KB)
Application Deadline: 05/17/2011
One cooperative agreement of up to $175,000 will be awarded to support OVC and DOJ's Alaska Native Action Team in improving the quality of life for Alaska Natives (AN) in rural and remote villages, with a focus on leveraging and facilitating access to public and private programs and services to victims of crime in these remote communities, with an emphasis on coordinating and communicating with key federal, state, and victim service stakeholders. The successful candidate will live and work in Alaska, and have the necessary knowledge of and experience in working with AN communities and organizations. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 17, 2011, deadline.

FY 2011 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 203 KB)
Application Deadline: 05/12/2011
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and OVC seek to update the DOJ multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task force model for contemporary relevance and incorporate lessons learned into a new model: the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking. This program will fund sites that take a comprehensive approach to combating all forms of trafficking. Cooperative agreements of up to $500,000 are expected to be awarded. Awards will be made by BJA to support law enforcement agencies to coordinate the goals, objectives, and activities of the entire task force in close collaboration with the local U.S. Attorney's Office and victim service provider partner. Awards will be made by OVC to support a victim service organization to coordinate the provision of a comprehensive array of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to all trafficking victims identified within the geographic area impacted by the task force.

FY 2011 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project (PDF 157 KB)
Application Deadline: 04/21/2011
One cooperative agreement of $375,000 will be awarded to support the provision of financial and technical assistance to approximately 60 subgrant recipients of up to $5,000 each to conduct public education and awareness activities on crime victims' rights and services in their jurisdictions during 2012 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). To learn more about this annual event, visit the NCVRW Web site (http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw/index.html). Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the April 21, 2011 deadline.

FY 2011 National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime (PDF 162 KB)
Application Deadline: 04/12/2011
One cooperative agreement of up to $600,000 will be awarded to assist OVC in planning and implementing the 13th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime, which will take place in 2012. The goal of the 3-day conference is to provide timely training, best practices, and resources to increase and enhance the capacity of victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, and other allied professionals to improve their response to the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native crime victims. To learn more about this biennial event, visit the 2010 National Indian Nations Conference Web site (http://ovcinc.org/default.aspx). Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the April 12, 2011 deadline.

FY 2011 2012 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide (PDF 88 kb)
Application Deadline: 02/14/2011
This competitive program will award one cooperative agreement of $360,000 to a nonprofit organization, faith- or community-based organization, or a public agency to produce a comprehensive kit that will serve as a resource for the victims' field to support efforts to heighten the public's awareness of crime victim issues during National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) in April 2012 and throughout the year. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the February 14, 2011 deadline.

FY 2011 State Victim Assistance Academy Initiative (New) (PDF 152 kb)
Application Deadline: 12/21/2010
This grant opportunity offers up to six first-year awards of $35,000 for the development of State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAA) that will provide comprehensive, academically based, fundamental education and training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personal, and allied professionals who routinely work with victims of crime. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment from the state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance and compensation program offices to help develop the Academy. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the December 21, 2010, deadline.

OVC FY 10 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 413 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/27/2010
This joint funding program will support an enhanced anti-human trafficking law enforcement task force and victim service model designed to identify, rescue, and assist foreign and domestic, adult and minor, victims of human trafficking within the United States. A total of six cooperative agreements are expected to be awarded—three awards made by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to support law enforcement agencies to coordinate the goals, objectives, and activities of the entire task force in close collaboration with the local U.S. Attorney’s Office and victim service provider partner; and three awards made by OVC to support a victim service organization to coordinate the provision of a comprehensive array of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to all trafficking victims identified within the geographic area impacted by the task force. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the July 27, 2010 deadline.

FY 2010 Support for Victims of the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks (PDF 103 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/15/2010
With the approaching 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, victims need a centralized resource to provide access to needed services, such as mental health counseling and support, and information on activities related to the commemoration of these tragic events. Through this program, one cooperative agreement of up to $1,500,000 will be awarded to improve services and assistance by providing supplemental support and information-sharing resources to the families, emergency responders, survivors, and other victims of 9/11. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the July 15, 2010 deadline.

FY 2010 Mass Casualty and Violence at Home and Abroad Conference (PDF 279 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/15/2010
One cooperative agreement of $655,000 will be awarded to a nongovernmental organization, college or university, or public agency to plan and implement the Mass Casualty and Violence at Home and Abroad—OVC Assisting Victims of Crime 2011 Conference. The conference will provide 2.5-3 days of state-of-the-art training with national experts presenting workshops and keynotes on multidisciplinary teams and victim-centered approaches to assisting victims of mass violence. The applicant awarded funding under this cooperative agreement will work in close coordination and consultation with OVC in all aspects of the development of this conference. Applicants may find the 2009 Conference Report useful to review. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the July 15, 2010, deadline.

FY 2010 Standards for Victim Service Programs and Providers (PDF 126 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/01/2010
One cooperative agreement of up to $325,000 will be awarded to update an existing OVC resource entitled Standards for Victim Assistance Programs and Providers. The enhancement of this resource will update the document for contemporary relevance and promote competence and ethical integrity of victim service providers and quality and consistency of services for crime victims and their families. The grantee must reconvene the National Victim Assistance Standards Consortium in order to update the resource; work in close coordination and consultation with OVC to conduct outreach to targeted audiences to disseminate the kit as a capacity-building resource for the victim services field; and provide training on the utility of the enhanced resource. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the July 1, 2010, deadline.

FY 2010 Identity Theft Victim Assistance Networks Program (PDF 129 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/15/2010
One cooperative agreement of $650,000 will be awarded to a national nonprofit organization to establish collaborative regional, statewide, or community coalitions dedicated to improving the response (infrastructure, training, outreach tools, and direct victim assistance services) to victims of identity theft. The 3-year effort will include planning and outreach (year one); distribution of up to 9 competitive subawards to victim-serving coalitions and the provision of networking and training to those coalitions (year two); and evaluation and replication of program models (year three).

FY 10 Enforcing Victims’ Rights: Direct Representation Through Legal Clinics (PDF 115 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/20/2010
This competitive program will award one cooperative agreement of $800,000 to support the efforts of one nonprofit organization or educational institution to provide legal counsel and support services for victims who are involved in state, federal, and tribal criminal court cases as authorized under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act. Such legal counsel and support services will be provided through multiple pro bono victim legal clinics that afford victims with direct representation in the enforcement of their statutory and constitutional rights in criminal court. The grantee will provide intensive financial, administrative, and programmatic technical assistance and training to the legal clinics.

FY 2010 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project (PDF 120 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/18/2010
A competitive program that will award one cooperative agreement of $375,000 to financially, programmatically, and administratively support approximately 60 subgrants of up to $5,000 each to communities and victim assistance organizations nationwide to conduct public education and awareness activities on crime victims’ rights and services in their jurisdictions during the 2011 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week; and to provide technical assistance to the subgrant recipient organizations.

FY 2010 Services for American Victims of Domestic Violence Abroad (PDF 136 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/18/2010
A competitive program that will award one cooperative agreement of $250,000 to (1) provide a comprehensive array of timely and high-quality services to American victims of domestic violence and their dependants who are residing permanently or temporarily overseas, including military bases; (2) develop, enhance, or expand the response to American victims of domestic violence abroad; (3) develop a series of bulletins addressing the critical knowledge gaps in servicing domestic violence victims and their dependents living abroad; and (4) produce a final report about the implementation of the project, including a discussion of successes, challenges, and lessons learned, that may be disseminated through OVC to the victims’ field.

OVC FY 10 Action Partnerships for Professional Membership and Professional Affiliation Organizations Responding to Children Exposed to and Victimized by Violence (PDF 115 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/18/2010
A competitive program that will award up to six cooperative agreements of $250,000 each to conduct a national scope project to promote awareness and advocacy for the rights and needs of all victims of crime; develop or improve the capacity of members of national professional, membership, and professional affiliation organizations to advance victims’ rights and improve services; and, in particular, to address gaps in supporting those children exposed to or victimized by violence.

Public Awareness and Outreach for Victims in Underserved Communities (PDF 129 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/18/2010
This program will grant up to 10 cooperative agreements of up to $100,000 each to raise the awareness within traditionally underserved populations about the needs of children exposed to violence, as well as to improve their knowledge about accessing services available to child victims. Awareness campaigns should focus on services available to child victims of violence within underserved and socially isolated populations including, but not limited to, those historically underserved due to race, socio-economic status, disability, or sexual orientation. Examples of targeted populations may include urban, high crime communities; communities of immigrants with limited English proficiency; American Indians; persons with disabilities and/or Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing; or members of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) populations.

FY 2010 National Training Conference on Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities (PDF 384 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/27/2010
A competitive program that will award up to $800,000 to plan, execute, evaluate, and provide scholarships for a national-scope training conference for practitioners who respond to the victimizations of persons with disabilities. The conference must provide state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary training to enhance practitioner responses to victims with disabilities and to further strategic partnerships at the local, state, and national levels to enhance victims' access to the criminal justice system and needed services and support. Applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations that are national in scope and whose mission focuses on crime victimization or disability issues.

FY 2010 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program (PDF 124 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/27/2010
This competitive program will award cooperative agreements of up to $135,000 each for up to six fellowships to support OVC's outreach activities. Fellowships specifically will address victim assistance and compensation; tribal communities; underserved crime victims; evidence-based training and technical assistance; federal and military victim assistance; and financial fraud and non-violent crime. Grant recipients will work onsite at OVC in Washington, D.C.

Helping Outreach Programs to Expand (HOPE) III (PDF 409 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/20/2010
Four cooperative agreements of $250,000 and one cooperative agreement of $500,000 will be awarded to assess and expand the goals and impact of the crime victim services field. Grantees will collectively undertake a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the crime victims' field in the U.S., with each grantee conducting a critical portion of the analysis; and develop a consensus document that provides a philosophical and strategic framework for defining the role of the field in the country's response to crime and moving the field forward in the future.

OVC FY10 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims (PDF 119 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/08/2010
OVC will award one grant in the amount of $150,000 to plan and hold a national event on September 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the 2010 National Day of Remembrance and produce technical assistance packets for victim service providers. The event will provide an opportunity to network and share knowledge with allied professionals and to disseminate information nationwide about the issues that surviving victims of homicide face and how to better support and serve those victims. Applicants are limited to private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and public agencies.

2010 NCVRW Community Awareness Project (HTML)
Application Deadline: 10/26/2009
Through a grant from OVC, the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) will support states and local communities with funds to conduct public awareness initiatives during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 18-24, 2010. Apply through NAVAA only.

FY 2009 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 354 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/16/2009
This program will provide timely, comprehensive services to pre-certified victims of severe forms of human trafficking and enhance interagency collaboration and coordination of the provision of such services. Eligible applicants include those seeking continuation funding for existing OVC trafficking victim service initiatives and those from the specific geographic regions identified in the “Eligibility” section of this solicitation that can demonstrate that they have the support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and the U.S. Attorney in their region. Grantees under this program are required to coordinate with an existing anti-human trafficking law enforcement task force.

FY 2009 Services for Domestic Minor Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 296 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/16/2009
Two cooperative agreements of up to $800,000 each will be awarded to identify promising practices in the delivery of comprehensive services to victims of sex and labor trafficking who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents under the age of 18. Each demonstration site will provide comprehensive services to domestic minor victims of human trafficking; develop, enhance, or expand the community response to domestic minor victims; participate in a process evaluation funded through the National Institute of Justice (NIJ); and produce a final report that may be disseminated through OVC to the victim’s field.

FY 2009 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program (PDF 134 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/09/2009
This competitive program will award $80,000–$125,000 each for up to four fellowships to provide direct operational assistance to crime victim organizations and agencies; design and develop innovative initiatives; implement a training strategy; and assist with evaluation and capacity building efforts. Fellowships specifically address victim assistance and compensation, tribal communities, underserved crime victims, and evidence-based training and technical assistance.

FY09 SART Conference 2011 (PDF 223 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/14/2009
A competitive program that will award $500,000 to a private nonprofit organization or public agency to plan and implement the provision of state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary training to approximately 1,000 SART professional, including expert trainers and scholarship recipients, at the 2011 National SART Training Conference. OVC has provided funding in the amount of $235,000 under this grant to support scholarships for SART and law enforcement that covers conference fees, travel, and lodging expenses. These scholarship opportunities successfully encouraged and supported the attendance of core disciplines at past SART Conferences. The applicant awarded funding under this cooperative agreement will work in close coordination and consultation with OVC in all aspects of the development of this conference.

FY 2009 Tribal Victim Assistance Discretionary Grant Program (PDF 203 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/05/2009
This grant makes up to $3 million available to plan, implement, and/or enhance the ability of tribal victim assistance programs to support American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities to improve their ability to identify the needs of crime victims and the types of victimization on which to focus; provide direct services to victims of crime; and address the needs of unserved and underserved victims, particularly those victimized by crimes such as child abuse, homicide, elder abuse, driving while intoxicated (DWI), and gang violence.

FY 2009 Tribal Victim Assistance Training and Technical Assistance (PDF 198 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/05/2009
This grant makes $500,000 available to one applicant to provide comprehensive, skills-building training and technical assistance to grantees that have received funding under the FY 2009 Tribal Victim Assistance Discretionary Grant Program. Eligible applicants must have experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including tribal commercial and nonprofit organizations, tribal colleges and universities, and tribal consortiums.

FY 2009 Identity Theft Victim Assistance Networks Program (PDF 167 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/30/2009
The purpose of this program is to help expand the outreach and capacity of victim service programs across the nation to better address the rights and needs of victims of identity theft. This cooperative agreement makes $500,000 available to a national victim-serving organization that would in turn make up to 15 sub-grants (of up to $20,000 each) to establish collaborative regional, statewide, and community coalitions dedicated to improving the response to victims of identity theft.

Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Partnerships for Indian Communities Grant Program (PDF 242 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/06/2009
A total of up to $2.5 million is available to federally recognized Indian tribes and nonprofit tribal organizations to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities develop, establish, and operate specialized services and procedures to improve the investigation, prosecution, and overall handling of cases of child abuse, and to address the needs of AI/AN child abuse victims in a manner that lessens the trauma to the victims and increases culturally appropriate service provision.

FY 2009 Training and Technical Assistance for Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Partnerships for Indian Communities Grant Program (PDF 230 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/06/2009
This grant makes available $500,000 to a nonprofit organization—including faith-based and community organizations—that can provide hands-on, culturally relevant training and technical assistance to American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) grantees who have received funding through the FY09 CJA Partnerships for Indian Communities Discretionary Grant Program. Training should focus on multidisciplinary approaches to investigating, prosecuting, treating, and advocating for victims of child abuse and child sexual abuse and should include strategies for minimizing trauma to child victims and maximizing needed services to victims.

FY 2009 State Victim Assistance Academy Initiative (PDF 303 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/01/2009
This grant opportunity offers up to six first-year awards of $35,000 for the development and provision of comprehensive, academically based, fundamental education and training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personal, and allied professionals who routinely work with victims of crime. Grants could total $195,000 for this 3-year project. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment from the state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance and compensation program offices to help develop the Academy.

FY 2009 Recovery Act-National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects (230 KB)
Application Deadline: 03/26/2009
This grant opportunity offers awards of $50,000 to $500,000 to private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations, colleges or universities, public agencies, and tribal governments and organizations to support the development of national-scope training, technical assistance, and demonstration project initiatives. All initiatives must focus on improving the capacity of victim service providers and allied practitioners to advance rights and services to crime victims in a variety of areas, including child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, and stalking. The core requirements for the Recovery Act solicitation remain the same as the core requirements for the version posted to Grants.gov in December 2008. This Recovery Act solicitation includes additional goals, objectives, and certifications; quarterly progress reports; and revised performance measures. Additionally, applicants for multi-year projects must apply for all proposed funding in their applications and a single award will be made during FY09. For more details, see Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/RecoveryActQA.pdf). Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the deadline. Funding Alert: This solicitation has been revised to reflect the requirements of the 2009 Recovery Act. If you have completed an application for the NFG solicitation posted to Grants.gov in December 2008, please do not submit it without the changes that must be made as a result of the change in funding source. Continue to check the OVC Recovery Act web page (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/recovery.html) frequently for updates on reporting, certifications, and other information to assist you in applying for and administering your grant.

FY 2009 Enhancing Public Awareness and Outreach for Victims in Underserved Communities (PDF 85 kb)
Application Deadline: 01/22/2009
This program will grant 5 awards of up to $75,000 each to raise awareness among underserved populations regarding victims' rights and available resources for crime victims in the local community. Underserved victim populations may include, but are not limited to, victims who are immigrants with limited English proficiency, American Indian, have disabilities, are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) populations. A private nonprofit organization does not need to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. When developing a strategy, please note that OVC cannot fund prevention- or researched-focused initiatives.

FY 2009 Action Partnerships for National Membership, Professional and Community Service Organizations (PDF 84 kb)
Application Deadline: 01/21/2009
A competitive program that will award up to five cooperative agreements of $100,000 each for a national nonprofit professional and community service organization that has the capacity to conduct a national scope project to promote awareness and advocacy for the rights and needs of crime victims. The project should expand the members’ knowledge and understanding of issues related to serving crime victims, and encourage members who work with crime victims to integrate this information into their daily practices.

FY 2009 Intensive Case Management for Family Members of Homicide Victims in Rural Areas (PDF 90 kb)
Application Deadline: 01/20/2009
A competitive program that will award up to $200,000 to a private nonprofit organization or public agency to identify, institutionalize, and replicate promising practices related to the provision of a comprehensive array of services to family members of homicide victims in rural areas. In the first 12-month phase of this project, funding will be used to develop or enhance a comprehensive service strategy for services to family members after a homicide.

FY 2009 2010 NCVRW Resource Guide (PDF 230 kb)
Application Deadline: 01/12/2009
A competitive program that will award one cooperative agreement of $225,000 for either a private nonprofit organization or a public agency to produce a comprehensive resource kit. The kit will serve as a resource for the victims' field to use in supporting efforts to heighten the public's awareness of crime victim issues during National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) in April 2010 and throughout the year.
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