Grants & Funding
Current Funding Opportunities
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This page contains information about all current OVC discretionary funding opportunities. To learn about available grants to support direct services to crime victims through OVC’s formula grant program, contact your state Victim Assistance Program.
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OVC Funding Opportunities
Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking FY 2018 Competitive Grant Solicitation (PDF 678 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/04/2019
This program is designed to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist minor (under the age of 18) victims of human trafficking. Organizations funded under this program will provide (directly and through partnerships) a comprehensive array of services that minor victims of human trafficking often require to address their needs for safety, security, and healing. Funded applicants will be expected to serve minor victims of both labor trafficking and sex trafficking. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on February 20, 2019, and a recording of this webinar is available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by April 4, 2019.
FY 2019 Guidance for Invited Applications for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance (PDF 473 kb)
Application Deadline: Open
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is a mechanism by which the Director of OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to an act of domestic terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that the jurisdiction cannot provide needed services to victims of the incident with existing resources and it places an undue financial hardship on the jurisdiction’s ability to respond to victims of other crimes in a timely and comprehensive manner. This is not a competitive solicitation. Only after OVC has consulted with an eligible organization can an application be submitted.
U.S. Department of Justice Funding
FY 2019 Measuring the Impact of Victim Services: Instrument Development
Application Deadline: 05/16/2019
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in collaboration with OVC and the Office on Violence Against Women, seeks proposals for the development of a tool to assess the effectiveness of victim service programming. The tool will consist of two parts. The first is a validated, multilingual instrument to collect relevant data from the consumers of the services (i.e., victims of crime). The second is an adaptable software platform for the delivery of the instrument to the consumer. The instrument should be applicable across a diverse array of victim service programming. NIJ expects that this instrument will be easy to use to generate a high response rate from a wide range of victim service clients and inform broader evaluations of victim service provider outcomes. Apply by May 16, 2019.
FY 2019 Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons
Application Deadline: 05/08/2019
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in coordination with OVC, seeks to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ is interested in research projects addressing both sex and labor trafficking. NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas: labor trafficking research, evaluation research focused on victim service providers, and building knowledge of the “grooming” process of traffickers. Apply by May 8, 2019.
FY 2019 Evaluation of Services for Victims of Crime
Application Deadline: 05/06/2019
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in coordination with OVC, seeks formative evaluations and evaluability assessments of crime victim service programs. NIJ is interested in evaluations of different types of victim services including, but not limited to, programs embedded in hospitals/trauma centers, umbrella/network organizations, one-stop victim services program, and/or programs embedded in criminal justice agencies. NIJ recognizes that many victim services programs may not be ready to support rigorous outcome evaluations, and as such, a phased approach is needed. Applicants should plan to conduct a formative evaluation, as well as an evaluability assessment to determine whether an outcome evaluation of the program or model is possible. Applicants should consider the diverse array of victim service programs. Apply by May 6, 2019.