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Grants Archive

This OVC archive page houses past solicitations for discretionary grants dating back five years. These grant materials are currently outdated but may be useful for reference purposes. Please note that Grants Archive content is not being updated and may contain broken links and outdated contact information.

For available grants from OVC, visit the Current Funding Opportunities page.

FY 2018 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program (PDF 489 kb)
Application Deadline: 08/06/2018
Under the solicitation, OVC will award eligible tribes, tribal consortia, and tribal designees grants to support a wide-range of services for victims of crime. OVC anticipates making up to $110 million available through this solicitation to support tribes to improve victim services. In developing the scope of activities allowable with this funding, OVC took into account input from tribal leaders and other stakeholders regarding needs for victim services in tribal communities. This solicitation has a streamlined, two-phase process by which tribes may apply for and receive the tribal set-aside funding. This solicitation has a streamlined, two-phase application process for this unique program. OVC conducted a Phase 1 pre-application webinar on June 28, 2018, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. View frequently asked questions and answers at www.ovc.gov/grants/FY18-tribal-set-aside-FAQs.pdf. Apply by 9:00 p.m. e.t. on August 6, 2018.

FY 2018 Tribal Set-Aside Training and Technical Assistance Program (PDF 232 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/18/2018
The primary goal of the cooperative agreement(s) awarded under the FY 2018 Tribal Set-Aside Training and Technical Assistance Program solicitation is to provide resources and training and technical assistance to Indian tribes and tribal consortia that receive grant funds from OVC through the FY18 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program, to enhance their response to victims of crime, their families, and the community. OVC estimates that it will make up to two awards, of up to $1.325 million each, for an estimated total of $2.65 million, for a 3-year period of performance, beginning on October 1, 2018. OVC anticipates funding organization(s) with experience providing expertise on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victim issues and support and training and technical assistance to AI/AN communities. Apply by July 18, 2018.

FY 2018 Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: National Scope Training and Technical Assistance (PDF 282 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/16/2018
This project has two stages outlined as follows. Stage 1: Develop a program strategy and plan to directly support up to 15 project sites across the country to develop customized approaches to addressing vicarious trauma response plans that are uniquely tailored to each project site’s victim response efforts/teams. Stage 2: Establish and carry out a national-scope training and technical assistance (TTA) initiative to build upon existing evidence-based resources and expertise, and weave these resources together with in-depth and tailored technical assistance, based on the unique needs and resources in various community sites. Further, the TTA provider will develop and deliver free and accessible support and technical assistance that results in a robust, established, and sustained response to vicarious trauma. OVC expects to make one award of up to $600,000 for a 24-month period of performance, to begin on January 1, 2019, and end on December 31, 2020. Apply by July 16, 2018.

FY 2018 Enhancing Access to Services Program (PDF 298 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/16/2018
Many victims of crime, particularly those from limited English proficient, Deaf, and hard-of-hearing communities, may experience barriers that prevent them from accessing critical services. This program will enhance language access and direct services in affected communities and enhance the work of community-based organizations and programs working to help victims report crimes and access services they need to heal in the aftermath of crime victimization. Purpose Area (PA) 1: OVC will make up to 10 awards of up to $200,000 each to organizations for the provision of direct services to victims of crime in affected communities. PA 2: OVC will make one award of up to $600,000 to a technical assistance provider who will identify and address a broad range of TTA and resource development needs to support grantees funded under PA 1 of this solicitation. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar, a recording of which is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 16, 2018.

FY 2018 Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims (PDF 291 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/10/2018
OVC is seeking applications to support crime victims and to enhance community-driven responses to the current opioid crisis. Under Purpose Area 1, applicants will develop and execute plans to support children and youth directly at the community or jurisdictional level. Applicants are expected to work with an OVC-designated national training and technical assistance provider to further enhance these efforts and contribute to the growing body of knowledge about these issues and underscore successful practices. Under Purpose Area 2, applicants will develop and activate plans to support the Purpose Area 1 applicants on a national scale, to equip and support the community-based programs as they develop new initiatives or enhance existing efforts. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 6, 2018, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 10, 2018.

FY 2018 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 580 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/09/2018
Under Category 1 of this solicitation, OVC seeks applications from state or tribal jurisdictions to identify the state or tribe’s greatest barriers to identifying and assisting child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking and/or to investigating and prosecuting these cases, and to develop a statewide or tribal jurisdictionwide strategy to address these challenges. The applicant funded under Category 2 will provide training and technical assistance and resources to support OVC and all OVC grantees funded under the Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking program (Both those newly funded in FY 2018 under Category 1 and the six previously funded grantees). OVC expects to make up to three awards under Category 1 of up to $1.5 million with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $4.5 million. Under Category 2, OVC expects to make one award for up to $600,000. Apply by July 9, 2018.

FY 2018 Victim Assistance Fellowship Program: Translation and Dissemination of Statistical Data (PDF 277 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/09/2018
The individual awarded funding under this fellowship will enhance the efforts of OVC and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to meet the crime victim services field’s need to improve the integration of statistical data and findings into the victim services practice. The successful candidate must demonstrate substantial knowledge of data and research related to victimization and victim services, and have the skills to communicate orally and in writing with a broad audience of stakeholders. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in statistics or survey methodology. OVC expects to make one award of up to $400,000 under this program. OVC expects to make the award for a 24-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. OVC and BJS conducted a pre-application webinar on June 7, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 9, 2018.

FY 2018 Field-Generated Innovations in Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 386 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/09/2018
OVC seeks applications to develop or enhance promising practices, models, and programs, or apply them in innovative ways, to build the capacity of victim service providers to assist victims of human trafficking in two purpose areas. Funding under Purpose Area 1 will support the identification of promising practices and the delivery of evidence-based, trauma-informed clinical, mental health, and substance abuse services within a system of care, as clinically necessary, for victims of human trafficking. Funding under Purpose Area 2 will support implementation of innovative ideas to increase the identification of victims of labor trafficking and enhance service delivery to those victims. OVC expects to make up to six awards (three per purpose area) of up to $600,000 each. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 14, 2018, and a transcript of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 9, 2018.

FY 2018 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 457 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/05/2018
OVC and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will make awards to support law enforcement and victim service provider efforts within human trafficking task forces under the following purpose areas (PAs). PA 1: Funding is intended to help task forces with critical first steps related to starting up a multidisciplinary task force. PA 2: Eligible applicants are task forces that were funded in FY15 under PA 1 of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force Program. The FY18 PA 2 supports continued activities and planning for task force sustainability. PA 3: Eligible applicants are task forces that were funded in FY15 under PA 2 of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force Program. The FY18 PA 3 supports funding to expand task force efforts, implement task force sustainability plans, and assist OVC/BJA in building capacity of other task forces. OVC/BJA conducted a pre-application webinar on June 18. View the webinar transcript at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 5, 2018.

FY 2018 Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Technical Assistance (PDF 286 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/05/2018
This solicitation will fund one organization to provide comprehensive training and technical assistance (TTA) to support state-level demonstration projects funded under OVC’s Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth (LSC) Demonstration Initiative. The LSC approach seeks to ensure every child entering various systems is assessed for victimization; that children and their families are provided comprehensive and coordinated services to fully address their needs; and that practices and policies are established to sustain this approach long term. The TTA provider selected through this solicitation will actively engage with the four existing demonstration sites and will offer a wide range of TTA through varied delivery modes to support the demonstration sites through the planning, where applicable, and implementation of the initiative. OVC anticipates that it will make one award of up to $2 million for a 30-month period. Apply by July 5, 2018

FY 2018 Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Financial Exploitation (PDF 416 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/05/2018
OVC seeks applications which focus on elder financial exploitation through innovative collaborations between the financial industry and others to better detect and respond to victims. These efforts should build the capacity of victim service providers and financial industry representatives to enhance fraud detection and provide trauma-informed, age-appropriate services and resources for victims. Projects proposed under this program must be built on collaborative partnerships that are national in scope to develop or enhance promising practices, models, and programs and provide enhanced or improved services for these victims. OVC expects to make up to six awards of up to $500,000 each, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $3,000,000. OVC expects to make awards for a 24-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 13. A transcript of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 5, 2018.

FY 2018 Building State Technology Capacity (PDF 241 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/02/2018
OVC seeks ambitious yet viable proposals from Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula State Administrating Agencies (SAAs) or outside organizations who partner with existing SAAs to implement visionary statewide technology programs to enhance victims’ access to services, foster innovation and efficiency in the provision of services, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations. OVC expects to make an unspecified number of awards of up to $750,000 with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $7 million. OVC expects to make awards for a 12–36 month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. OVC conducted one pre-application webinar on June 5, 2018, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 2, 2018.

FY 2018 Advancing Hospital-Based Victim Services (PDF 336 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/02/2018
In an effort to expand the use of hospitals and other medical facilities as an entry point to increase support for victims of crime, improve their outcomes, and prevent chances for repeat victimization, this solicitation will fund up to eight demonstration sites to implement or expand hospital-based/affiliated programs to support crime victims using evidence-based models and practices with victim-centered approaches (Purpose Area 1). Additionally, the solicitation will fund one applicant to provide comprehensive technical assistance (TA) to the demonstration sites and develop TA resources and tools to support this effort (Purpose Area 2). OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 6, 2018, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 2, 2018.

FY 2018 Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Services and Technical Assistance Program (LEV Program) (PDF 339 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/02/2018
OVC is seeking applications in two purpose areas. Purpose Area 1 (PA 1) supports direct victim assistance service grants to state, tribal, and local law enforcement in small, mid-sized, and large jurisdictions, to hire victim service staff to develop new, or enhance existing, law enforcement-based victim service programs and partnerships in high-crime areas to improve rights and services for victims. Purpose Area 2 (PA 2) will support a technical assistance program to help build the capacity of the PA 1 sites to better serve all victims of crime. OVC expects to make up to 40 awards in PA 1 up to a total award amount of $21.51 million. OVC expects to make one estimated total award in PA 2 up to $2.25 million. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 13, 2018, and a transcript of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 2, 2018.

FY 2018 Initiative to Enhance Crime Victims’ Rights Enforcement and Victim Access to Legal Assistance (PDF 260 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/02/2018
This initiative is intended to expand on federal, state, local, and tribal efforts to enforce crime victims’ rights. One managing training and technical assistance (TTA) provider will be selected under this initiative, which, in turn, will competitively select up to six subgrantee clinics. OVC expects to make one award totaling $6.9 million to the managing TTA provider for a 3-year award period, beginning on October 1, 2018. The $6.9 million will be distributed as follows: (a) approximately $900,000 for the managing TTA provider; and (b) approximately $6 million for six crime victims’ rights clinics ($1 million per site). OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 14, 2018, and a transcript of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 2, 2018.

FY 2018 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance (PDF 348 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/27/2018
Revised 6/1/18. Successful applicants for this solicitation will provide specialized training and technical assistance to service providers and court personnel in one of three purpose areas (PAs): PA 1: comprehensive legal services, PA 2: trauma-informed responses and services, and PA 3: increased identification, referrals, and assistance of human trafficking in court settings. OVC expects to make up to three awards (one per purpose area) of up to $900,000 each, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $2.7 million. OVC expects to make awards for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. OVC conducted one pre-application webinar on May 31, 2018, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by June 27, 2018.

FY 2018 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 278 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/27/2018
Revised 6/1/18. The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended. OVC is interested in supporting programs that focus on one or more of these priority areas: 1) housing services, 2) economic and leadership empowerment and/or education services, 3) mental health services, 4) substance abuse services, and 5) legal services. OVC expects to make up to 20 awards of up to $700,000, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $14 million. OVC expects to make awards for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. OVC conducted one pre-application webinar on May 31, 2018, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by June 27, 2018.

FY 2018 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (2019-2021) (PDF 565 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/26/2018
The successful applicant will support the 2019 and 2021 VOCA National Training Conferences and the 2020 regional training conferences for State VOCA Victim Assistance and Compensation Administrators and their staff. The conferences are intended to provide training and technical assistance and facilitate an opportunity for the presentation of state issues and practices through lectures, panels, workshops, and forums. OVC expects to make one award of up to $600,000 total ($200,000 per year), for a 3-year period of performance, beginning October 1, 2018. Apply by June 26, 2018.

FY 2018 Vision 21: Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime (PDF 308 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/25/2018
This program will provide project funding to eligible nonprofit organizations that propose to develop, use, and strategize the use of technology in innovative ways to interact directly with crime victims and provide information, referral, crisis assistance, and longer term help. Through this solicitation, OVC seeks to support organizations which demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology initiatives on a national or nationally replicable scale to improve response, services, and access for victims of crime. OVC expects to make up to 10 awards in the range of $500,000 to $2.25 million each, with an estimated total amount awarded up to $15 million. OVC expects to make awards for a 24 month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. Apply by June 25, 2018.

FY 2018 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking (PDF 357 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/25/2018
Revised 6/1/18. OVC is seeking applicants to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended. Purpose Area 1 will fund victim service providers with a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking. Purpose Area 2 will fund victim service providers with a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services to a sustained caseload of a large number of victims of human trafficking. Purpose Area 3 is designed to strengthen the capacity of victim service providers who have experience serving victims of human trafficking and/or related populations but who currently have a limited capacity to implement the comprehensive services model. OVC conducted one pre-application webinar on May 24, 2018 and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by June 25, 2018.

FY 2018 Discretionary Training and Technical Assistance Program for VOCA Victim Assistance Grantees (PDF 267 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/18/2018
The purpose of this solicitation is to fund VOCA Victim Assistance Program state administering agencies (SAAs) or outside organizations who partner with existing SAAs to provide training within the applicant's state. Activities funded through this program may include, but are not limited to, the establishment or enhancement of state victim assistance academies, statewide training initiatives, crime victim-related conferences, basic training for new programs, or scholarships to attend conferences and/or training for service providers and others who work with victims of crime. OVC expects to make up to 30 awards of up to $1.5 million each, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $12 million. The anticipated period of performance for these grants will be from the award date through September 30, 2021. OVC held one pre-application webinar on May 22, 2018, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by June 18, 2018.

FY 2018 2019 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects (PDF 730 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/18/2018
The successful applicant for this solicitation will provide financial and technical assistance to approximately 90 communities nationwide to conduct public education and awareness activities on crime victims’ rights and services in their jurisdictions during the 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week observance. OVC expects to make one award of up to $600,000, for a 12-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. Apply by June 18, 2018.

FY 2018 American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program (PDF 490 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/31/2018
Through this funding opportunity, OVC seeks to provide resources and coordination to increase American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities’ ability to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to crime victims, their families, and the community. OVC anticipates making up to two awards of up to $1.5 million each for an estimated total of $3 million for a 3-year project period. Successful applicants will assist OVC in supporting the TTA needs of AI/AN communities that receive grant funds from OVC. Apply by May 31, 2018.

FY 2018 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide (PDF 708 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/30/2018
OVC is seeking applicants to support the development of a comprehensive Resource Guide for use by the victim services field when planning for local National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) events across the nation in April 2019, and throughout the year. Furthermore, the successful applicant will develop and produce a complementary theme video to use in 2019 and begin preparations for the 2020 NCVRW theme narrative. OVC anticipates making one award of up to $400,000. OVC expects to make the award for an 18-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. Apply by May 30, 2018

FY 2018 VOCA Victim Assistance Formula (PDF 615 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/30/2018
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 May 30, 2018.

FY 2018 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula (PDF 170 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/30/2018
OVC will award each eligible state victim compensation program an annual grant equal to 60 percent of the amount the program awarded in state-funded victim compensation payments during the fiscal year two years prior to the present fiscal year, other than amounts awarded for property damage. The primary purpose of these grants is to supplement state efforts to provide financial compensation to crime victims throughout the Nation for costs resulting from crime, and to encourage victim cooperation and participation in the criminal justice system. Funds under this program shall be used by the states 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 May 30, 2018.

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 victims. OVC anticipates making awards under five purpose areas (PAs). PA 1 aids victim services providers properly identify crime victims who may be exhibiting signs of suicidality, refer them to mental health services, and support their access to such services. PA 2 will fund direct services (2A) and TTA (2B) to increase the capacity of 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. PA 3 will fund direct services (3A) and TTA (3B) to increase access to mental health services for traditionally underserved victims. See pp. 15-16 for updated applicant eligibility information for PAs 2A and 3A, and p. 22 for updated performance measures for PA 3A. 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 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. Applicants that identify an organization in their application to OVC as the proposed subaward training and technical assistance (TTA) provider are not required to further compete that subaward, assuming that the applicant is selected as a Purpose Area 1 grant recipient by OVC. The proposed TTA subaward organization will be reviewed as part of the applicant’s overall proposal in OVC’s competitive award process. Applicants that receive Purpose Area 1 funding, but did not identify a TTA provider in their application, are required to select the TTA subaward organization through a competitive process post-award. 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 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 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth State Demonstration (PDF 225 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/11/2017
This solicitation seeks to address the enduring issue of child and youth victimization through state-level demonstration projects. Although many systems exist to respond to issues caused by child and youth victimization, these systems often fail to communicate and collaborate effectively to get to the root of the problem. The competitively awarded state-level demonstration sites will bring all of the relevant systems and professionals together to establish a coordinated approach which will ensure that every child entering these systems is assessed for victimization, that children and their families are provided comprehensive and coordinated services to fully address their needs, and that practices and policies are established to sustain this approach long term. The project will be conducted in two phases—Phase 1: Planning (15 months) and Phase 2: Implementation (5 years). OVC expects to make up to two awards of up to $500,000 each through this initiative. Apply by May 11, 2017.

FY 2017 National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime (PDF 194 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/09/2017
OVC seeks applicants to plan and conduct the 16th and 17th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime, which will take place in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Since 1988, OVC has sponsored 15 Indian Nations: Justice for Victims of Crime Conferences (Indian Nations Conferences) that have attracted thousands of participants involved in meeting the needs of victims of crime in Indian Country. The Indian Nations Conference provides victim advocates and allied professionals with a unique forum to share their successes, challenges, lessons learned, best practices, and visions for the future of crime victim services in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. OVC expects to make one award of up to $499,000 for a 24-month performance period and to make a supplemental award based on performance and appropriations. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the May 9, 2017, deadline.

FY 2017 Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity – Victim Compensation (PDF 552 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/04/2017
OVC expects to make an unspecified number of awards from $25,000 to $250,000, for an estimated total of $1,500,000 to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula State Compensation Administrating Agencies only. This program is specifically for the improvement of data collection efforts to help increase the accuracy of administrative reporting through the OVC Performance Management Tool for VOCA Formula Victim Compensation programs that did not apply for similar funding for system upgrades through the OVC FY 2015 Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity Competitive Solicitation. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 4, 2017, deadline.

FY 2017 Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities: A Seamless Approach from First Response to Healing (PDF 522 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/02/2017
The goal of this solicitation is to update and expand OVC’s resources to support crime victims with disabilities, particularly the following two resources: Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative, Multidisciplinary First Response DVD and Trainers Guide (published in 2009 and revised in 2011) and Victims with Disabilities: The Forensic Interview DVD and Trainer’s Guide (published 2007 and revised in 2011). Since these documents were first published, expansive work has been done on disabilities and the technology landscape of victimization has rapidly changed. In addition, there is a need for guidance on making services accessible and appropriate to crime victims with disabilities throughout the process from first response and forensic interviewing to healing. OVC expects to make up to one award of up to $1,333,333. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the May 2, 2017, deadline.

FY 2017 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Service Providers (PDF 259 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/16/2017
OVC seeks applicants to provide intensive training and technical assistance to trafficking service providers in one of two focus areas: (1) housing, and (2) employment, in order to assist them in developing and implementing meaningful housing and/or employment practices. The objectives of this program are to improve quality and quantity of services in the selected purpose area offered to trafficking survivors by increasing capacity of victim service providers nationwide through training and technical assistance, and to improve victim service providers' partnerships at the national, state, and local level with relevant purpose area stakeholders. OVC expects to make up to two awards (one per purpose area) of up to $850,000. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the March 16, 2017, deadline.

FY 2017 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 306 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/09/2017
Awards of up to $600,000 will be made to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist all victims of human trafficking, including services for underserved or unserved populations such as men and boys, American Indians and Alaska Natives, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the March 9, 2017, deadline.

FY 2017 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 364 kb)
Application Deadline: 02/27/2017
OVC and BJA will award between $600,000 and $900,000 to law enforcement agencies and victim service providers to work collaboratively to enhance multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces that combat sex and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens of all sexes and ages. Eligible applicants are law enforcement agencies and victim service providers who submit separate but coordinated proposals that outline how the funding will be used to implement the human trafficking task force specified within the application. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the February 27, 2017, deadline. Visit www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html to view a recorded webinar about this funding opportunity.

FY 2017 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking (PDF 256 kb)
Application Deadline: 02/21/2017
OVC will make up to 13 awards of up to $750,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and by providing high-quality services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims. Funding will be provided to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking; will support comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking; and will aid efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the February 21, 2017, deadline.

FY 2017 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking: A Jurisdiction-wide Approach (PDF 321 kb)
Application Deadline: 02/13/2017
OVC will make up to two awards of up to $1.5 million each for states or tribes to develop, enhance, and coordinate programs and activities geared toward improving outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking. Applicants must identify the state or tribe’s greatest barriers to identifying and assisting child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking and/or to investigating and prosecuting these cases, and develop a jurisdiction-wide strategy to address these challenges. Applicants must also describe how the program would leverage existing victim assistance, law enforcement, and child welfare efforts against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth in the state or in the tribal jurisdiction. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the February 13, 2017, deadline. Visit www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html to view a recorded webinar about this funding opportunity.

FY 2016 Vision 21: Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve: Supporting Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm (PDF 220 kb)
Application Deadline: 09/07/2016
OVC will make one award of up to $7 million to support law enforcement agencies, crime victims, and communities by developing, implementing and assessing evidence-based and trauma-informed law enforcement response strategies, protocols, and interventions which promote community engagement and healing prior to and in the wake of police-involved shootings and other high-profile incidents of violence. Strategies include responses to incidents featuring differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or immigration status, whether the victim of the incident is a member of the community or an officer. The grantee will in turn competitively select and fund at least six law enforcement demonstration sites, provide oversight and technical assistance to them, and provide rapid response to other communities that experience law-enforcement involved shootings, death, or other crisis incidents. Apply by September 7, 2016.

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 Child Victims and Witnesses Going to Court: A Package of Support Materials (PDF 250 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/15/2016
OVC will award one cooperative agreement of $1 million to develop a package of resource materials to support young victims and witnesses during their participation in the court process. The applicant, working with subject matter experts and partnering with a national stakeholder group, will develop materials that can readily be used by criminal justice personnel, advocates, and others that work with young victims and witnesses. This project will be carried out in close collaboration with OVC and will include the design, development, pilot, publishing (online and print), and dissemination of the resource materials. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the July 15, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula (PDF 150 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/11/2016
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 2 years previously, 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. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 11, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 VOCA Victim Assistance Formula (PDF 332 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/11/2016
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 the states and territories to support eligible crime victim assistance programs that provide direct services to crime victims with the following exception: states may retain up to 5 percent of their total grant for administrative and training purposes. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 11, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Vision 21: National Resource Centers for Victim Research, Evaluation, and Reaching Underserved Victims (PDF 309 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/11/2016
OVC will make awards under two purpose areas to establish two national resource centers to promote practices and strategies to increase the evidence base in the victims field and promote evidence-based knowledge and tools to address crime victim needs. The main goal of these centers is to ensure that survivors, providers, government leaders, and other members of the field have access to up-to-date information on best practices, policies, victim-related research, evaluation, and victim resources. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the July 11, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Fellowship Program (PDF 398 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/11/2016
OVC seeks fellowship proposals that further the goals of Vision 21 by supporting OVC’s efforts to provide training, technical assistance, capacity building, assessment, or strategic planning. Through these cooperative agreements, OVC will make one award for each of the nine purpose areas of up to $150,000 to individuals to work with OVC on Human Trafficking Task Forces, Human Trafficking Survivor-Informed Services, Mass Violence and Terrorism, Post-Conviction Victim Services, Underserved Victims of Sexual Assault, Victim Services in Law Enforcement and Prosecution, Services for Male Victims, Model Standards for Victim Assistance, and Child Sexual Exploitation. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the July 11, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking: A Jurisdiction-wide Approach (PDF 255 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/29/2016
OVC will make up to two awards of amounts between $1 million and $3 million to develop, enhance, and coordinate programs and activities geared toward improving outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking. The purpose of this grant is to identify a state or federally recognized Indian tribe’s greatest challenge in addressing trafficking of children and youth and to improve jurisdiction-wide coordination and multidisciplinary collaboration to address human trafficking involving children and youth. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 29, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 A Pathway to Justice, Healing and Hope: Addressing Polyvictimization in a Family Justice Center Setting Demonstration Initiative (PDF 361 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/27/2016
OVC will make awards under two purpose areas to develop a special polyvictimization initiative within Family Justice Centers (FJC) and other co-located domestic violence and sexual assault service centers. Under Purpose Area #1, OVC will make up to six awards of up to $666,666 each to demonstration sites to create and offer a specialized polyvictimization screening tool for both adults and children receiving services at the FJC followed by the provision of the wide range of services needed to address a survivor's full history of current and past traumas. The initiative may require the identification of new on-site and/or off-site partners to deliver the full range of services needed. Under Purpose Area #2, OVC will make one award of up to $1 million to an organization to provide comprehensive technical assistance to the demonstration sites. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 27, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Project Beacon Training and Technical Assistance Project (PDF 184 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/21/2016
OVC will award up to $450,000 to one eligible applicant to provide training and technical assistance to award recipients under the FY 2016 Project Beacon: Increasing Services to American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking (Project Beacon) solicitation. The recipient of this award will provide ongoing education, training, support, and guidance to Project Beacon grantees in order to increase their capacity to provide direct services to American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking in urban areas. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 21, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Project Beacon: Increasing Services to American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking (PDF 237 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/21/2016
OVC will make up to three awards up to $450,000 each to eligible applicants whose primary mission is to provide services and assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals who reside in urban population centers. Award recipients will use their funding to develop their organizational capacity to provide direct services to AI/AN victims of sex trafficking. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 21, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Vision 21: Multidisciplinary Responses to Families and Communities in Complex Homicide Cases (PDF 445 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/20/2016
OVC will make awards under two purpose areas to identify promising multidisciplinary practices in addressing the needs of families and communities in complex homicide cases. Under Purpose Area #1, OVC will make up to six awards of up to $600,000 each to organizations that demonstrate experience in responding to complex homicide cases and have capacity to implement multidisciplinary responses. Funding under Purpose Area #1 will also support researcher/practitioner partnerships at each site to conduct program evaluation and identify evidence-based practices that can be replicated in other communities. Under Purpose Area #2, OVC will make one award of up to $1.5 million to one technical assistance (TA) provider who will identify TA needs of the six direct service sites, convene grantee meetings, and compile a compendium of promising practices suitable for electronic publication and dissemination. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 20, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Victims Demonstration Initiative (PDF 182 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/20/2016
OVC will make one award of up to $5 million to expand the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV) strategy by improving police response to domestic violence and sexual assault with a special emphasis on minority and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The aim of the Initiative will be to integrate the ELERV strategy (www.iacp.org/Victim-Response) and the principles outlined in the Department of Justice guidance to Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (www.justice.gov/opa/file/799366/download) to reduce gender bias in police response to these crimes. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 20, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Enhancing Access and Attitudinal Changes in Domestic Violence Shelters for Individuals With Disabilities (PDF 321 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/20/2016
OVC will make awards for up to two cooperative agreements of up to $1.2 million each through which state (including territories and the District of Columbia), tribal, and regional domestic violence coalitions will undertake demonstration projects that encourage their member organizations to make physical and operational changes to facilities and operating practices (e.g., accessible bathrooms, interpreter services, plain language forms, action plans), as well as attitudinal changes through training and mentorship. Funding will include a research partner to conduct a program evaluation to identify bases for evidence-based practice, as well as gaps and resources. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 20, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Vision 21: National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Expansion—NITVAN II (PDF 212 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/09/2016
OVC will make up to one award of up to $1,500,000 for a national training, technical assistance and network expansion effort that builds upon the existing National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) program. Under the Vision 21 NITVAN II solicitation, a national victim-serving organization will be awarded funding to expand the outreach and capacity of the existing ten, previously-funded, NITVAN coalitions with sub-award funding of up to $50,000 each to up to 20 new coalitions in years two and three of the three year program. NITVAN II will help continue to build upon and improve the current policy development, training and service delivery portfolios at the local, state, and regional levels to address the needs of victims of identity theft now with additional emphasis on cybercrime. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 9, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Vision 21: Training and Resources to Better Respond to Victims of Cyberviolence (PDF 225 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/07/2016
OVC will make one award of up to $1,500,000 to carry out a Vision 21 national-scope initiative including an assessment of cyberviolence training currently available to and training needs of judicial professionals, an assessment of the needs of victims of cyberviolence, and the development and dissemination of training and technical assistance to be published and delivered by the grantee and/or project partners. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 7, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Self-Help Group for American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Homicide Facilitator’s Guide Project (PDF 179 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/06/2016
OVC will make one award of up to $475,000 for a qualified institution or organization to develop a comprehensive facilitator’s guide for individuals who are interested in starting a self-help support group for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of homicide; develop and deliver a two-day training curriculum to train peers and mental health professionals on how to use the guide to start and sustain local self-help groups for the target population; and provide ongoing technical assistance to facilitators. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the June 6, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Update VOCA Victim Assistance Administrators’ Toolkit and Crime Victim Compensation Manager’s Guidebook (PDF 170 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/23/2016
OVC will award two separate competitive 24-month cooperative agreements of up to $150,000 each to enhance the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance toolkit and Victim Compensation guidebook by using field-generated comments and suggestions to shape these two tools to reflect technological changes in the field since their creation and include new regulations, and performance and grant requirements. These tools are invaluable resources for new state VOCA administrators and managers. Awards will be made to entities who demonstrate a deep understanding of the relationship between VOCA formula funding, VOCA State Administrating Agencies and VOCA subrecipients. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the May 23, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 247 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/12/2016
OVC will make awards of up to $600,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist all victims of human trafficking, including services for underserved or unserved populations such as men and boys, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, or individuals who identify as straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ). Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the May 12, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 378 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/10/2016
OVC and BJA will award between $600,000 and $900,000 to law enforcement agencies and victim service providers to work collaboratively to develop and enhance multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces that combat sex and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens of all sexes and ages. Eligible applicants are law enforcement agencies and victim service providers who submit separate but coordinated proposals that outline how this funding will be used to implement the human trafficking task force specified within the application. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 10, 2016, deadline.

FY 2016 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking (PDF 212 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/02/2016
OVC will make up to 10 awards of up to $750,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and through the provision of high-quality services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims. Funding will be provided to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking; will support comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking; and will aid efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of May 2, 2016.

FY 2015 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (PDF 205 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/13/2015
One discretionary grant of $175,000 will be awarded to plan and administer the 2016 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators, a 2.5-day conference that will provide training and technical assistance for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) administrators, staff, and board members; and facilitate a forum for the presentation of state issues and practices. The conference will employ lectures, panels, workshops, and forums to explore ways to improve the delivery of crime victim services; provide an opportunity for VOCA administrators to exchange information, views, and experiences; and provide training and technical assistance on effective program operations. Those applying are strongly encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the July 13, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Vision 21: Tribal Victim Services Resource Mapping Project (PDF 264 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/02/2015
OVC will make one award of up to $2,000,000 to improve access to services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime by cataloguing existing comprehensive services. Through this project, OVC will support the creation of a user-friendly, state-of-the-art resource that empowers victims to seek comprehensive services; support victim service providers in their efforts to expand their outreach on behalf of victims to ensure services provided reflect the myriad needs of AI/AN crime victims; and provide a clear picture of service gaps for private, federal, and state funders. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 2, 2015, deadline. *For more info about how to apply, please see Pre-Application Conference Calls Q&A (http://ojp.gov/ovc/pdftxt/V21Tribalmappingproject.pdf).

FY 2015 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program—Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation (PDF 197 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/02/2015
OVC will make up to one award of up to $150,000 for a fellowship that will focus on the issues of victims of elder abuse and elder financial exploitation. The fellowship recipient will work in the Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) of the Department of Justice Civil Division, in Washington, D.C. EJI provides resources to victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families; practitioners who serve those victims; law enforcement agencies and prosecutors who respond to victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation; and researchers seeking to understand and address elder abuse and financial exploitation. Visit the Jobs & Fellowships (http://www.ovc.gov/about/jobs.html) section of the OVC Web site for general information about OVC's fellowship program. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 2, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Services for Family Members of Victims of Overseas Kidnapping and Hostage Taking and Returned Hostages (PDF 262 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/02/2015
One cooperative agreement of up to $200,000 will be awarded to an eligible applicant to identify the needs of families of overseas hostages, kidnapped victims, and returned hostages; and provide information and referral to available services, assistance, and emotional support as they navigate the complex issues that arise in the aftermath of the kidnapping or hostage-taking. Applicants must demonstrate an established capacity to operate on a national level, as well as knowledge of the victim services field and the ability to coordinate and collaborate with, and provide referrals to, available resources and services throughout the United States, including those at the local level, to support the family members of these victims and returned hostages. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 2, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 VOCA Victim Assistance Formula (PDF 130 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/02/2015
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 the states and territories to support eligible crime victim assistance programs that provide direct services to crime victims with the following exception: states may retain up to 5 percent of their total grant for administrative and training purposes. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 2, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula (PDF 125 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/01/2015
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 2 years previously, 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. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 1, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Victim Assistance Discretionary Grant Training Program for VOCA Victim Assistance Grantees (PDF 114 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/01/2015
OVC will award each eligible state victim assistance program a noncompetitive discretionary grant to support training and technical assistance to VOCA victim assistance service providers and others who work with crime victims. Uses for these additional funds include, but are not limited to, enhancing existing State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAAs) or establishing new SVAAs; and supporting statewide training initiatives, crime victim related conferences, basic training for new programs for underserved victims, and scholarships to service providers and others who work with crime victims. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 1, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Victim Services Language Access Fellowship Program (PDF 288 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/24/2015
OVC will make one award of up to $150,000 to an individual (organizations are not eligible to apply) with the desire, knowledge, and ability to successfully execute the development of a strategic initiative to ensure that all OVC-sponsored products, programs, and services are accessible to all victims; and who have prior experience with language access and victim services initiatives, especially for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and/or Limited English Proficiency (LEP) communities. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 24, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Language Access Training and Technical Assistance Program (PDF 205 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/24/2015
OVC will make one award of up to $1,000,000 to a national-scope organization to enhance training, technical assistance, public awareness, and capacity building resources on language access for victim service providers and allied professionals. The objectives of this program are to improve access to services for victims who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or who have limited English proficiency; increase victim service providers' and allied professionals' understanding of their legal and ethical obligations related to language access; and produce high-quality training and technical assistance and products to improve language access. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 24, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Vision 21 Innovation Grants: Enhancing and Transforming Services for Victims of Crime (PDF 239 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/18/2015
Through cooperative agreements in up to 8 program areas, OVC will provide funding to enhance and transform services for victims of crime and to reach and serve more crime victims and address gaps in the crime victims’ field. OVC will consider proposals that provide training, technical assistance, capacity building, assessment, or strategic planning with a focus on identifying and addressing gaps in knowledge, assessing or developing and evaluating innovative practices, developing evidence-based training and technical assistance, or developing strategic approaches of leveraging resources to reach and serve more victims. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 18, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Training and Technical Assistance on Comprehensive Legal Services for Human Trafficking Victims (PDF 180 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/18/2015
Note to Applicants: OVC has revised this solicitation to expand the eligibility requirements (see "Eligibility", pg. 1) and eliminate the match requirement (see "Budget Information", page 7.) If you have questions about these changes, please call the point of contact listed on pg. 2 of the solicitation. OVC will make up to 2 awards of up to $500,000 to expand access to comprehensive legal services for victims of human trafficking through training and technical assistance. Trafficking victims face an array of legal challenges including: immigration, family law, employment law, victims’ rights enforcement, civil actions, criminal restitution, and criminal records expungement/vacatur. Access to trained legal counsel assists victims in increasing their safety, financial security, independence, and self-sufficiency. This program seeks to expand the capacity of the existing legal services network to meet these critical needs. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of June 18, 2015.

FY 2015 Supporting Male Survivors of Violence (PDF 255 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/17/2015
OVC will make several awards of up to $1,000,000 each to improve responses to male survivors of violence, particularly boys and young men of color, and their families, and to dedicate technical assistance to support these efforts. Under Program Area 1, OVC will make 8 to 12 awards to fund demonstration sites to establish evidence-based models and practices to provide trauma-informed, comprehensive services for male survivors of violence and their families, and supporting policies. Under Purpose Area 2, OVC will fund up to two distinct technical assistance providers to support the demonstration site. This project will be undertaken in association with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 17, 2015, deadline. *Please see the Supporting Male Survivors of Violence Solicitation Q&A pdf (http://ojp.gov/ovc/pdftxt/SMSV_Webinar_Pres.pdf) and Additional Participant Q&A pdf (http://ojp.gov/ovc/pdftxt/smsv_q_a.pdf).

FY 2015 Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity Competitive Solicitation (PDF 358 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/17/2015
OVC will make several awards of up to $60,000 each to state VOCA compensation programs to build new systems, or modify existing systems, for collecting electronic data; increase the accuracy of their administrative reporting; and satisfy the new OVC reporting requirements. This program is specifically for the improvement of data collection efforts to help increase the accuracy of administrative reporting through the OVC Performance Management Tool. OVC anticipates awarding approximately $2,000,000 to an unspecified number of state applicants in awards of up to $60,000 each. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 17, 2015, deadline.

2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Projects (PDF 148 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/15/2015
OVC will award one cooperative agreement of up to $375,000 to provide technical assistance and financial, programmatic, and administrative support to approximately 60 communities and victim assistance organizations nationwide to conduct public education and awareness activities in their jurisdictions during 2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), faith- and community-based organizations, and public agencies. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 15, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 State Victim Assistance Academy Technical Assistance Solicitation (PDF 187 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/15/2015
OVC will make one award of up to $1,000,000 to provide dedicated training and technical assistance (TTA) resources to further develop and sustain the State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAA) framework and assist SVAAs with providing comprehensive, academically based, fundamental education and training for victim service providers and allied professionals. The TTA provider chosen for this project will work cooperatively with OVC to establish and maintain a community of practice among the SVAA network, state VOCA assistance and compensation agencies, and colleges and universities working to provide training and education for victim service providers and allied professionals. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 15, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program: Vision 21 Translation and Dissemination of Statistical Data (PDF 214 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/15/2015
OVC estimates that it will make one award of up to $500,000 for a joint fellowship program with BJS focused on the translation and dissemination of statistical data used by the victim service field. The individual awarded funding under this fellowship program will work with both OVC and BJS to improve the synthesis and translation of social science research and statistical findings to inform practice and policies in the victim services field. Visit the Jobs & Fellowships section of the OVC Web site at www.ovc.gov/about/jobs.html for general information about OVC's fellowship program. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 15, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit 2.0 Competitive Solicitation (PDF 368 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/08/2015
One cooperative agreement of $700,000 will be awarded to update the SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams—an online resource for establishing, strengthening, and sustaining sexual assault response teams in a variety of settings—to ensure it contains the latest research, practices, and information to support sexual assault victims, particularly underserved populations. Eligible applicants are limited to organizations with a demonstrated history of longstanding, national-scale relationships with the sexual assault victim services field and a track record of developing national-scope technical assistance materials for the sexual assault victim services field. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 8, 2015, deadline.

OVC FY 2015 American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program (PDF 178 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/01/2015
Two cooperative agreements of up to $1,500,000 each will be awarded to provide resources and coordination to increase the ability of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to crime victims, their families, and the community. Using a victim-centered approach, the award recipient will assist OVC in supporting the training and technical assistance needs of AI/AN communities that receive grant funds under Purpose Area 6 (Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities) and Purpose Area 7 (Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program) of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, as well as Vision 21 Community Wellness Centers. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortiums with demonstrated experience working with AI/AN communities. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 1, 2015, deadline.

FY 2015 National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime Application (PDF 167 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/01/2015
One cooperative agreement of up to $450,000 will be awarded to plan and conduct, in cooperation with OVC, the 15th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime, which will take place in 2016. The goal of the 3-day conference is to provide timely training, best practices, and resources to increase and enhance the capacity of victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, and other allied professionals to improve their response to the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native crime victims. To learn more about this biennial event, visit the 2014 National Indian Nations Conference Web site (www.ovcinc.org). Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the June 1, 2015 deadline.

FY 2015 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 240 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/01/2015
OVC will make up to nine awards of up to $600,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist victims of human trafficking, including services for underserved victims of human trafficking such as American Indians and/or Alaska Natives or individuals who identify as straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 1, 2015 deadline.

FY 2015 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking (PDF 233 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/01/2015
OVC will make up to 10 awards of up to $750,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist all victims of human trafficking in achieving their goals, which may include increased autonomy and self-sufficiency, and an increased feeling of safety and well-being. The primary objectives of this funding opportunity are to enhance interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and to provide high-quality services that address the individualized needs of trafficking victims. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 1, 2015 deadline.

FY 2015 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 411 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/11/2015
OVC and BJA will award between $600,000 and $900,000 to law enforcement agencies and victim service providers to work collaboratively to develop and enhance multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces that combat sex and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens of all sexes and ages. Eligible applicants are law enforcement agencies and victim service providers who submit separate but coordinated proposals that outline how this funding will be used to implement the human trafficking task force specified within the application. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 11, 2015, deadline.

2016 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide (PDF 168 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/29/2015
OVC will award one cooperative agreement of up to $300,000 to conceptualize, develop, and produce a comprehensive kit that will serve as a resource for the victim services field to support efforts to heighten public awareness of crime victim issues nationwide during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in April 2016, and throughout the year. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, including tribal nonprofit organizations, faith and community-based organizations, and public agencies. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the April 29, 2015, deadline.

FY 2014 VOCA Victim Assistance (PDF 170 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/23/2014
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 the states and territories to support eligible crime victim assistance programs that provide direct services to crime victims with the following exception: states may retain up to 5 percent of their total grant for administrative and training purposes. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 23, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula (PDF 123 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/23/2014
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 2 years previously, 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. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 23, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Vision 21 Tribal Community Wellness Centers: Serving Crime Victims' Needs (PDF 419 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/15/2014
OVC will make up to three awards of up to $660,000 each to tribes or tribal nonprofit organizations to develop and implement a victim-centered Community Wellness framework that extends beyond crisis victim assistance to meet the longer-term, complex needs of victims, survivors, and their families. The framework must include a Community Wellness Center that will offer, coordinate, or foster access to a continuum of resources and services that promote victim and community wellness, including a full range of intervention, treatment, health and wellness, prevention, educational and economic development, and cultural resources for the community. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 15, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Service, Support & Justice: A Strategy to Enhance Law Enforcement Response to Victims Demonstration Project (PDF 242 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/09/2014
OVC will make three awards of up to $100,000 each to implement the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy (ELERV) to improve agencies’ response to victims of crime, with a strong focus on reaching and serving underserved and unserved victims in the community. In the first phase of this project, successful applicants will conduct a comprehensive needs assessment in their jurisdiction and develop a plan for implementing the ELERV Strategy in the subsequent three project phases. Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies serving populations of 50,000 to 500,000. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 9, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Vision 21 Victim Legal Assistance Networks (PDF 226 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/09/2014
OVC will make up to four awards to develop comprehensive, collaborative networks to provide holistic legal assistance to crime victims. Up to three awards of up to $500,000 each will be made to implement comprehensive victim legal assistance networks at a statewide, regional, or local level. Eligible applicants are limited to states that administer Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance formula grants. VOCA agencies in states that currently have demonstration sites under the Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project are not eligible to apply. One award of up to $800,000 will be made to provide technical assistance to the three network sites selected under this solicitation and the six existing Wraparound Legal Assistance sites. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher learning, or public agencies. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 9, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Sexual Assault Response Team Toolkit 2.0 (PDF 151 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/09/2014
OVC will make one award up to $300,000 to update the SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Team (SART Toolkit). The purpose of this competitive program is to examine the current SART Toolkit; identify, collect, assess, and vet new materials and resources; and develop the most recent, relevant, and evidence-based information and practices available to the field into a new Toolkit. Deadline: June 9, 2014.

FY 2014 Tribal Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program (PDF 229 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/02/2014
OVC will award one fellowship of $200,000 to undertake activities on issues emanating from the Vision 21 Final Report that relate to the need for reaching and serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victim populations. The goals of this fellowship are to enhance existing relationships and increase communication between OVC, tribes, and tribal non-governmental organizations; to make more information on assistance accessible to AI/AN victims; and to assess and address the availability and capacity of victim assistance, and the training and technical assistance needs of service providers in Indian Country. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 2, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth State Demonstration Project (PDF 313 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will make up to two awards of up to $500,000 each to state-level demonstration sites to develop a consistent, coordinated response to child and youth victims and their families and caregivers that addresses the presenting issues and full range of victim needs. The project will be conducted in two phases. This solicitation is for Phase 1 funding only. During the Phase 1 planning process, participating states will work with a network of stakeholders to review the existing policies and protocols of the partnering agencies to identify strengths and gaps in services. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Technical Assistance Project (PDF 248 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will award one cooperative agreement of up to $500,000 to provide training and technical assistance to improve state responses to child and youth victims and their families and caregivers. The award recipient will assist participating state demonstration sites in establishing a network of stakeholders, designing and implementing a gap analysis/needs assessment, and develop a strategy to identify, intervene, and treat child and youth victims across systems. The project will be conducted in two phases. This solicitation is for Phase 1 funding only. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Vision 21 Victim Services Mobile Application (PDF 161 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will make two awards of up to $250,000 each to enhance public awareness, outreach, and education by developing two distinct mobile applications (apps)—one with a national focus and another with a specific state, tribal, or local jurisdictional focus—to serve crime victims, their families, victim service providers, and allied professionals. These mobile apps will assist the target audience(s) by using technology to efficiently navigate the criminal justice system and to connect end users with victim-centered resources and services. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Vision 21: Using Technology to Expand National and International Access to Victim Services (PDF 259 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/15/2014
This competitive program will make up to 10 awards of $150,000 to $750,000 each to support projects that propose to use technology creatively to provide outreach and direct assistance to victims, particularly those who have never been served or for whom services are not readily available, nationally and/or internationally (for Americans abroad). OVC plans to fund three categories of projects: National-Scope Victim Service Initiatives, National Scope Victim Service Initiatives Proposing To Serve Underserved Victims Identified by the Applicant, and Victim Service Initiatives for American Victims of Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Abroad. Organizations may apply for funding under any or all of the three categories; however, applicants must submit a separate application for each proposed project. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 15, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity (PDF 229 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/15/2014
OVC anticipates that it will make an unspecified number of awards totaling approximately $2,250,000 to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula State Administrating Agencies that identify technological improvements to 1) enhance their current systems, 2) develop new systems to increase access to technology, 3) increase victims' access to resources, or 4) improve the accuracy of administrative reporting. Awards will range from $25,000 to $250,000, depending on funding justification, population of the state, needs assessment/strategic planning, and the breadth and complexity of the proposed technology enhancement program. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 15, 2014, deadline.

FY 2014 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Application (PDF 271 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/15/2014
OVC will make awards ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 to organizations with a demonstrated history of providing either comprehensive or specialized services for victims of human trafficking within the United States. Funding also will support efforts to increase interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking. OVC intends to dedicate a portion of the funding for specialized services for American Indian and/or Alaskan Native victims of human trafficking. Deadline: May 15, 2014.

FY 2014 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program-Vision 21 Legal Assistance Fellowship (PDF 245 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/08/2014
This competitive solicitation will fund one fellowship of up to $140,000 to undertake activities on issues emanating from the findings and recommendations in the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. The Vision 21 Legal Assistance Fellow will work on a range of issues and efforts to build capacity for the provision of free legal assistance to victims of crime, and will support OVC’s work to develop evidence-based training, technical assistance, and models for programs and practices that build organizational and service provider capacity in this area. This solicitation is open only to attorneys. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 8, 2014, deadline.

FY 2013 An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma in Victim Assistance Professionals, Law Enforcement Officers, and Other First Responders (PDF 208 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/13/2013
One cooperative agreement of $1,250,000 will be awarded to support the examination, assessment, identification, and pilot testing of evidence-based policies, practices, procedures, and protocols designed to facilitate an understanding of and comprehensive approach to addressing vicarious (or secondary) traumatic stress in victim assistance professionals, law enforcement personnel, and other first responders who are subject to the impact of traumatic stress due to large-scale incidents of criminal mass violence or a series of exposures to an accumulation of traumatizing incidents. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 13, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Bridging the Gap in Victim-Related Research to Practice (PDF 452 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/10/2013
One cooperative agreement of $750,000 will be awarded to conduct a comprehensive assessment of victim service providers to ascertain their level of awareness and knowledge about the benefits of social science research and program evaluation for their work with victims of crime; paired with an assessment of researchers' interest in, and capacity for, translating their work for a practitioner audience. The results of this project will inform future plans to support improved communication and collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 10, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 457 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/10/2013
Approximately seven cooperative agreements of up to $400,000 each will be awarded to provide timely, high-quality services to victims of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, and to enhance interagency collaboration and coordination in the provision of services to such victims. Funding will support either a comprehensive array of services for all trafficking victims, or specialized services for trafficking victims. Funding also will support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to victims through the development of interagency partnerships and professional training, public outreach, and awareness campaigns. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 10, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program - Vision 21 Fellowships (PDF 417 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/10/2013
This competitive solicitation will fund two Vision 21 Fellowships. The Legal Assistance Fellowship will be critical in assisting OVC with any implementation efforts related to support of comprehensive, holistic legal assistance for victims of crime. The Strategic Engagement Fellowship will support OVC's efforts across the framework created by Vision 21 to ensure the field has a deeper understanding and awareness of the key issues and a strategic path for engagement. Up to $135,000 is available for each fellowship, with no more than $95,000 to be allocated for salary. Applicants are limited to individuals; organizations are not eligible to apply. The Legal Assistance Fellowship is open only to attorneys. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 10, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Crime Victim Compensation Program Initiative Solicitation (PDF 293 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/03/2013
Two first-year awards totaling $350,000 will be awarded to develop promising practices, models, or programs designed to enhance the administration of crime victim compensation programs at the state level; and to increase program responsiveness, efficiency, and accessibility for all crime victims throughout the state or territory, especially underserved victims. This is a 3-year project with award amounts in the first year ranging from $25,000-$250,000. Continuation awards for 2 additional years may be made, depending on grantee performance and funding availability. Applicants are limited to states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and any other possession or territory of the U.S. that has an established, eligible crime victim compensation program and that meets the eligibility requirements specified in the Victims of Crime Act, 42 U.S.C. 10602 (b). Those applying are urged to begin well in advance of the June 3, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 State Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA) Initiative Competitive Solicitation (PDF 466 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/13/2013
This grant opportunity offers up to six first-year awards of $35,000 for the development of State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAA) that will provide comprehensive, academically based, fundamental education and training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, and allied professionals who routinely work with victims of crime. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment from the state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance and compensation program offices to help develop the Academy. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the May 13, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project (PDF 442 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/18/2013
One cooperative agreement of $375,000 will be awarded to support the provision of financial and technical assistance to approximately 60 subgrant recipients of up to $5,000 each to conduct public education and awareness activities on crime victims' rights and services in their jurisdictions during 2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). To learn more about this annual event, visit the NCVRW Web site (http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw/index.html). Depending on grantee performance and funding availability, additional funding may be provided for the planning and execution of the 2015 NCVRW Community Awareness Project. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the April 18, 2013 deadline.

FY 2013 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (PDF 348 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/18/2013
One discretionary grant of $150,000 will be awarded to plan and implement the 2014 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators, a 2 1/2-day conference that will provide training and technical assistance for approximately 250 VOCA administrators, staff, and board members; and facilitate a forum for the presentation of state issues and practices. The conference will employ lectures, panels, workshops, and forums to explore ways to improve the delivery of crime victim services; provide an opportunity for VOCA administrators to exchange information, views, and best practices; and provide training and technical assistance on effective program operations. Additional funding might be provided to plan and execute the 2015 conference. This is contingent upon grantee performance and funding. Those applying are strongly encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the March 18, 2013, deadline.

FY 2013 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking (PDF 239 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/14/2013
This FY 2013 program will fund Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force sites that take a comprehensive approach to combating all forms of trafficking-sex trafficking and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens (male and female, adults and minors). Cooperative agreements of up to $500,000 are expected to be awarded. At each selected site, two awards will be made. Awards will be made by BJA to support law enforcement agencies to coordinate the goals, objectives, and activities of the entire task force in close collaboration with the local U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) and victim service provider partner. Awards will be made by OVC to support a victim service organization to coordinate the provision of a comprehensive array of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to all trafficking victims identified within the geographic area impacted by the task force.

FY 2013 2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide (PDF 356 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/13/2013
This competitive program will award one cooperative agreement of $350,000 to a nonprofit organization, faith- or community-based organization, or public agency to produce a comprehensive kit that will serve as a resource for the victims' field to support efforts to heighten the public's awareness of crime victim issues during National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) in April 2014 and throughout the year. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the March 13, 2013 deadline.
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