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: Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime (PDF 204 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/23/2017
Through this solicitation OVC seeks to support organizations which demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance use of technology initiatives on a national scale to improve response, services, and access for victims of crime. OVC seeks to address three areas, which may intersect depending on the applicant’s proposed activities and project strategy. These are: 1) Coalition building; 2) Development of new national apps or creation of other technology platforms designed to serve victims of crime, including updates and maintenance for the length of the award; and 3) Expanding or enhancing (including updates and maintenance) existing service and hotline digital, online, text platforms and apps that use technology to provide services, referrals, tools, and information to victims of crime. OVC expects to make up to 5 awards between $500,000–$1.4 million each. Apply by June 23, 2017.
FY 2017 Action Partnerships for National Membership, Professional Affiliation, and Community Service Organizations: Post-Conviction Services to Victims of Crime (PDF 211 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/22/2017
Post-conviction victim services and advocacy are critical to ensure that crime victims understand their legal rights and the process through the entire continuum of their involvement with the juvenile justice and/or criminal justice systems. Under the OVC FY 2017 Action Partnerships for National Membership, Professional Affiliation, and Community Service Organizations: Post-Conviction Services to Victims of Crime solicitation applicants are asked to develop and deliver training and resources that address the crime victims’ needs and gaps in services during the post-conviction period. Applicants should propose to remedy these gaps through online or in person training, technical assistance, conferences, regional forums, and/or video resources. OVC expects to make up to 5 awards of up to $350,000 each. Apply by June 22, 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.