Grants & Funding
Current Funding Opportunities
This is a list of all discretionary grant opportunities currently available from OVC. To learn about available grants to support direct services to crime victims through OVC’s formula grant program, contact your state Victim Assistance Program.
For information about OVC’s grant awards from 1993-present, view our online searchable table.
FY 2016 Using Telemedicine Technology to Enhance Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (PDF 224 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/28/2016
OVC will make awards under two purpose areas to develop or enhance statewide telemedicine programs to deliver expert Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner guidance and support to medical professionals conducting sexual assault forensic exams in state correctional facilities, institutions of higher education, and rural and tribal communities. OVC will make one award of up to $1.2 million under purpose area one for the demonstration project to develop or enhance access, within their state, to sexual assault forensic exams for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault using telemedicine technology in underserved communities. Under purpose area two, OVC will make one award of up to $300,000 to one technical assistance (TA) provider to support the demonstration site. Apply by July 28, 2016.
FY 2016 Building and Enhancing Partnerships to Support Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Abuse (PDF 218 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/25/2016
OVC will make approximately 4 awards of up to $300,000 each to support the development and enhancement of partnerships between correctional agencies and community-based victim service providers with the goal of increasing access to outside support services for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. Eligible applicants shall be nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations) with demonstrated knowledge of and experience with providing support services to victims of sexual abuse and/or rape crisis coalitions and a strong desire to provide victim support services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the July 25, 2016, deadline.
FY 2016 Application Guidance for Invitation to Apply for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance (PDF 275 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.