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What is the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Grant Program (AEAP)?
OVC administers the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program to assist affected jurisdictions ... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

I am a U.S. citizen, living in another country, and I have been a victim of terrorism. How may I obtain assistance?
Victims of international terrorism may receive reimbursement from the International Terrorism Victim... Read More
Last updated:  08/26/2015

What are school-based crisis response teams?
School Crisis Response Initiative, a bulletin from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), provides a... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More
Last updated:  04/10/2013

How many casualties resulted from international terrorist attacks involving United States citizens?
The most recent tally of Americans killed as a result of terrorist attacks can be found in the U.S. ... Read More
Last updated:  01/09/2012

What is the difference between the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) and the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)?
Individuals are not eligible to apply for AEAP, but U.S. citizens who have suffered direct physical ... Read More
Last updated:  07/20/2015

Who is eligible to apply for the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)?
Eligible applicants include state victim assistance and compensation programs; U.S. Attorneys' offic... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

Can individuals apply for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) funding?
No, individuals cannot apply for AEAP funding. Help in your area is available from your State/Local ... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

What types of assistance are available through the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)?
OVC provides five types of assistance to respond to incidents of terrorism and mass violence under t... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

How can my agency/organization apply for the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)?
If you are interested in applying for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program funding, contac... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

If an event occurred in a neighboring community, is my agency/organization eligible to apply for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) funding?
Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program applications are accepted only from the jurisdiction ... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

What if other organizations submit an application via the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) for the same event?
Applicants are strongly encouraged to collaborate with other organizations in the same jurisdiction ... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

What costs are allowable under the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)?
OVC will provide funding for the following activities: Crisis response assistance. Consequence m... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

How much Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) funding is available?
The amount of funding awarded is decided on a case-by-case basis considering factors such as the ava... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

How long will it take OVC to award funding after receiving my Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) application?
OVC will conduct a thorough review of each AEAP application; however, due to the unique nature of ea... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

Whom can I contact with questions about the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)?
Questions can be directed to the OVC Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program by email to euge... Read More
Last updated:  07/24/2015

What is the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program?
The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) is an expense reimbursemen... Read More
Last updated:  07/27/2015

How does the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) work?
The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) operates much like a state... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How is the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) funded?
Funding for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) comes from th... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What regulations apply to the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
The rules and regulations that govern the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Progr... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Who qualifies for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
To be eligible for reimbursement of expenses under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbu... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How do I apply to the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Submitting an International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) application requ... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What expenses are covered under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) covers five categories of ... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What expenses are not covered under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Those not directly related to the terrorist incident. Those that exceed the category caps. Those... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Are there limits on the reimbursement amounts under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Yes. For each expense category, an individual claim cannot exceed the following amounts: Medica... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

For the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), what if more than one family member has expenses and wants reimbursement under the victim’s claim?
If a number of family members have expenses that are eligible for reimbursement, such as travel to a... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

When submitted an International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) claim, does everything have to be consolidated into one claim per victim?
Yes. The only exception is under the mental health care expense category. Each family member is elig... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Can I file more than one claim through the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) if I have additional or ongoing expenses?
Yes. If you have additional expenses or on-going expenses directly related to the terrorist incident... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Can someone help me with completing my application for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Yes. Please call the ITVERP Resource Center toll-free at 1-800-363-0441. ITVERP staff is available b... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What documentation do I need for my International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) application?
Copies of valid government issued identification, official documentation showing your relationship w... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What if I don’t have the documentation which is required to apply for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
If you do not have the required documentation to show you incurred the expense that you are requesti... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

When applying for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), how is a designated act of international terrorism defined?
For an incident to be considered an international act of terrorism for the purposes of ITVERP, the i... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What is a collateral source under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
A collateral source is another source of payment for expenses. Because ITVERP can only provide reimb... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Are there any deadlines I should be aware of when applying for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Yes. Generally the filing deadline is three years from the date of the terrorist incident. However t... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How long does the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) application process take?
Processing time varies. The application process involves verification of expenses and whether the ex... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How is my International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) reimbursement award determined?
Once your eligibility is determined and all required supporting documents are received and collatera... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015
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