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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.

OVC is hosting a series of webinars focused on select 2017 funding opportunities. Learn more and register for upcoming webinars and access archived webinars.

Are you interested in receiving email notices when OVC releases new funding opportunities? Register through OVC’s Information Clearinghouse, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), and select "Victims" as a topic of interest

For information about OVC’s grant awards from 1993-present, view our online searchable table.

OVC Funding Opportunities

FY 2017 Increasing Legal Access to Victims of Crime: Innovations in Access to Justice Programs (PDF 544 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/18/2017
Through this solicitation, OVC will provide funding for legal services for three distinct projects that will enhance legal access for crime victims, foster technological innovation, and provide training and technical assistance to those involved in the initiatives. OVC expects to make three awards (one in each category) totaling $8.15 million. Apply by July 18, 2017.

FY 2017 VOCA Victim Assistance Formula (PDF 251 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/18/2017
OVC will award each eligible state victim assistance program an annual grant to support eligible crime victim assistance programs in that state or territory. Funds under this program shall be used by states and territories to support eligible crime victim assistance programs that provide direct services to crime victims with the following exception: states and territories may retain up to 5 percent of their total grant for administrative and training purposes. Apply by July 18, 2017.

FY 2017 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula (PDF 359 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/18/2017
OVC will award each eligible state victim compensation program an annual grant equal to 60 percent of what the state spent in state-funded benefits in the previous two years, other than amounts awarded for property damage. Funds under this program shall be used by the states and territories for awards of compensation benefits to crime victims, with the following exception: states may retain up to 5 percent of their total grant for administrative and training purposes. Apply by July 18, 2017.

FY 2017 Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation (PDF 271 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/28/2017
Through this solicitation OVC seeks applicants to better protect older Americans by improving identification of elder abuse and enhancing response and outreach to victims in three innovation grant categories: Combating Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Through Technology; Increasing Justice for Older Americans; and Focusing on Victims by Identifying and Remedying Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation. Innovation projects should focus on improving the capacity of the crime victims’ field to provide trauma-informed, culturally competent, comprehensive services to victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation. OVC expects to make at least six total awards (at least two in each category) totaling $3,250,000 under this solicitation. Apply by June 28, 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.

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