Grants & Funding
Current Funding Opportunities
This page contains information about all current OVC discretionary funding opportunities. To learn about available grants to support direct services to crime victims through OVC’s formula grant program, contact your state Victim Assistance Program.
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For information about OVC’s grant awards from 1993-present, view our online searchable table.
OVC Funding Opportunities
FY 2017 Vision 21 Integrated Services for Victims Program: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Victims of Crime (PDF 537 kb)
Application Deadline: 08/10/2017
OVC seeks to bridge the divide between crime victims, victim service providers, and mental health service providers so communities are able to create a seamless network of services to assist crime victims. OVC anticipates making awards under five purpose areas. Purpose Area 1 aids victim services providers properly identify crime victims who may be exhibiting signs of suicidality, refer them to appropriate mental health services, and support their access to such services. Purpose Area 2 will provide funding for direct services (2A) and TTA (2B) to increase the capacity of both victim and mental health service providers to provide mental health services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who also have a severe mental illness. Purpose Area 3 will provide funding for direct services (3A) and TTA (3B) to increase access to mental health services for traditionally underserved victims of crime. Apply by August 10, 2017.
FY 2017 Developing Future Victim Specialists for Indian Country (PDF 216 kb)
Application Deadline: 08/09/2017
Through this solicitation, OVC seeks to further cultivate a workforce focused on providing services to American Indian/Alaska Native victims in hard-to-staff positions and locations. By identifying and training prospective victim service professionals in the early stages of their post-secondary education and career, tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs’ victim service programs will hopefully have an easier time filling victim service positions in remote Indian Country or Alaska Native locations. Successful applicant(s) under this solicitation will be expected to: 1) establish and administer a structured program that links students interested in victim service careers to internship opportunities; 2) provide any necessary guidance and training to students participating in the program; and 3) evaluate the program. OVC expects to make up to three awards of up to $450,000 each, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $1.35 million. Apply by August 9, 2017.
FY 2017 Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (PDF 272 kb)
Application Deadline: 08/09/2017
OVC recognizes that federal, state, local, and tribal government and organizations must become better prepared and equipped to appropriately plan for, respond to, and fully support victims and communities affected by mass violence. The goal of this solicitation is to establish a Mass Violence Center. Working collaboratively with OVC, the successful applicant will develop a national victim-centric framework, applicable to various jurisdictions, which addresses best practices in preparing for and responding to incidents of mass violence and domestic terrorism through training and technical assistance, identifying/creating best practices, and expanding expertise in this field. OVC expects to make one award of up to $18,000,000 for a 36-month performance period, to begin on October 1, 2017. Apply by August 9, 2017.
FY 2017 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance (PDF 290 kb)
Application Deadline: Open
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is a mechanism by which the Director of OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to an act of terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that it overwhelms the affected jurisdiction’s or program’s ability to respond to the event. This is a restricted invitation because the program is intended to respond to specific cases of terrorism and mass violence. Only after OVC has consulted with an eligible organization can an application be submitted.