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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

FY 2019 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Program (PDF 530 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/29/2019
The overall goal of this program is to provide support to tribal communities to improve services for victims of crime. This program will support a comprehensive range of activities to address the needs of a wide variety of crime victims in tribal communities. Apply under the following Purpose Areas (PAs). PA 1 Establishment of a New Victim Service Program: Applicants that have no existing victim services program, including applicants that do not have programs and are going to coordinate with others to provide services to them. PA 2 Coordination and Expansion of Existing Victim Service Program: The goal for applicants under this purpose area is to become more victim-centered, culturally competent, more comprehensive, and improve coordination with likely partners. View change to pages 10, 12, & 35 at www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/FY19-VSSA-Solicitation-Updates.pdf. OVC will conduct two pre-application webinars on June 20, 2019, and June 27, 2019. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html.

FY 2019 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program (PDF 388 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/25/2019
This program will develop or enhance crime victim specialist programs within law enforcement agencies to better support victims through the criminal justice process including by connecting them with community-based direct victim services programs to more quickly and more effectively serve them. Funding under this program will support an estimated 80 victim specialist grants to state, tribal, and/or local law enforcement agencies to hire victim services staff to develop new programs or enhance existing law enforcement-based victim specialist programs. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 6, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 25, 2019.

FY 2019 Field-Generated Solutions for Tribal & Non-Tribal Communities to Improve Services for Victims of Crime (PDF 420 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/24/2019
The overarching goal of this program is to support victims of crime and to bridge gaps in services to victims. Applicants may apply for one or more of the following purpose areas (PAs): PA 1: Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Tribal Crime Victim Services, PA 2: Innovations in Telehealth, PA 3: Improving Responses to Victims of Burglary, PA 4: Improving the Ordering & Collecting of Restitution for Victims, and PA 5: Other Innovative Programs to Fill Gaps in Crime Victim Services. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on June 25, at 1:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 24, 2019.

FY 2019 Direct Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 572 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/19/2019
This solicitation will provide funding for direct services to victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. Applicants may apply for one or more of the following purpose areas (PAs) and focus areas (FAs): PA 1: Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking which has 3 FAs (FA 1. Building Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services, FA 2. Sustaining Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services to Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking, and FA 3. Comprehensive Services and Partnership With Enhanced Collaborative Model Human Trafficking Task Forces), and Purpose Area 2: Specialized Services. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 14, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html.

FY 2019 Discretionary Training and Technical Assistance Program for VOCA Victim Assistance Grantees (PDF 390 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/18/2019
The purpose of this solicitation is to provide training and technical assistance to VOCA Victim Assistance service providers and others who work with victims of crime. 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. Eligible applicants are limited to state administering agencies for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Program Formula Grants. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 17, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 18, 2019.

FY 2019 Using Telehealth to Improve Care, Access and Quality of Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (PDF 831 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/17/2019
OVC is seeking applications for funding to enhance the care for sexual assault victims, improve access and quality of forensic examinations, and expand access to the expertise of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) through telehealth technology for communities with limited access to trained SANEs. Apply under one of the following two purpose areas. Purpose Area 1: State/Tribal/Regional Demonstration Sites - the primary goal of this program is to increase the number of highly trained, experienced SANEs and other medical forensic examiners and provide high-quality care for victims of sexual assault. Purpose Area 2: Technical Assistance Provider - the successful applicant under this program will provide technical assistance to the Purpose Area 1 sites during the planning and implementation of a telehealth program. Apply by July 17, 2019.

FY 2019 Transforming America’s Response to Elder Abuse: Mobilizing Attorneys for Older Victims of Abuse & Financial Exploitation (PDF 480 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/15/2019
This program will provide increased legal services for older victims of crime (particularly in rural areas), educate attorneys and allied professionals about the needs of older victims, and increase coordinated multidisciplinary responses in supporting older victims of crime. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on June 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 15, 2019.

FY 2019 Project Beacon: Increasing Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking (PDF 229 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/15/2019
OVC will make awards to increase the quantity and quality of services currently available to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of sex trafficking who reside in urban areas. Apply under one of the following purpose areas (PAs). PA 1: Direct Services: Applicants may request funding to: develop or enhance their organizational capacity to provide services to urban AI/AN victims of sex trafficking; develop and sustain collaborative partnerships; conduct community outreach and awareness activities; and provide training to other stakeholders on how to meet the needs of urban AI/AN victims of sex trafficking. PA 2: Training and Technical Assistance (TTA): Applicants may request funding to provide capacity-building TTA to successful grantees under Purpose Area 1. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on June 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 15, 2019.

FY 2019 Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims (PDF 565 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/11/2019
The purpose of this solicitation is to address an urgent gap in crime victim services related to the opioid epidemic and to expand upon existing or establish new programs to provide services to children and youth who are victimized as the result of the opioid crisis. OVC anticipates that this solicitation will support service providers in expanding their current scope and expertise to ensure that children and youth—the most vulnerable victims impacted by the opioid crisis—are supported as they heal from the impact of crime and substance abuse. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 10, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 11, 2019.

FY 2019 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance and Resource Development (PDF 888 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/10/2019
This program seeks to: (1) enhance the quality of services available to assist victims of human trafficking by providing specialized training and technical assistance (TTA) to stakeholders; (2) develop resources that commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victim Protection Act to raise public awareness, promote community outreach, and create educational activities to address human trafficking; and (3) develop a resource to improve the response to victims of human trafficking. Applicants may apply for one or more of the following purpose areas (PAs). PA 1: TTA on Crime Victim Compensation for Victims of Human Trafficking, PA 2: TTA on Labor Trafficking, PA 3: TTA on State-Level Financial Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims, PA 4: Resource Development on Public Awareness for the 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victim Protection Act, and PA 5: Resource Development on Standards of Care for Human Trafficking Victims. Apply by July 10, 2019.

FY 2019 Transforming America’s Response to Elder Abuse: Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams (E-MDTs) for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation (PDF 1,003 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/08/2019
OVC is seeking applications for funding to support the development and/or enhancement of multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) and to strengthen the capacity of "enhanced MDTs" to better identify and respond to cases of abuse and more comprehensively serve and support victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation by also funding a National Elder Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Center. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on June 17, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 8, 2019.

FY 2019 Transforming Family Justice Center Services: Creating New Pathways of Hope and Healing for Polyvictims (PDF 502 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/08/2019
OVC seeks to expand the work and lessons learned from OVC's FY 2016 demonstration initiative, "A Pathway to Justice, Healing, and Hope: Addressing Polyvictimization in a Family Justice Center." Purpose Area 1: OVC expects to fund up to six FJCs or similar co-located service model agencies to: implement the validated assessment tool (see Appendix A); increase partnerships with traditional and non-traditional FJC services to serve identified polyvictims more holistically; expand case management services to include a thorough understanding of the specific needs of the survivors; and build capacity within their communities to leverage existing and new resources for crime victims. Purpose Area 2: OVC anticipates funding one organization to provide comprehensive technical assistance to the Purpose Area 1 sites selected under this program. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on May 20, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html.

FY 2019 VOCA Victim Assistance (PDF 452 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/08/2019
Under this formula grant program, 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 5:00 p.m. e.t. on July 8, 2019.

FY 2019 Building State Technology Capacity and Elder Abuse Hotlines (PDF 421 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/08/2019
This program seeks ambitious yet viable proposals from Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula State Administrating Agencies. Successful applicants will 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 conducted a pre-application webinar on June 11, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 8, 2019.

FY 2019 VOCA Victim Compensation (PDF 356 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/08/2019
Under this formula grant program, 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 5:00 p.m. e.t. on July 8, 2019.

FY 2019 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 518 kb)
Application Deadline: 07/01/2019
The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for children and youth who are victims of labor and sex trafficking by integrating human trafficking policy and programming at the state or tribal jurisdiction level and enhancing coordinated, multidisciplinary, and statewide approaches to serving trafficked youth. Applicants should 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 trafficking cases, and propose a program to systematically address those barriers. OVC is particularly interested in applications from states with a high geographic need for this program. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on June 13, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 1, 2019.

FY 2019 Field-Generated Innovations in Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 428 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/27/2019
To meet the needs of a rapidly evolving anti-trafficking field, and to best serve victims of human trafficking, OVC is seeking innovative ideas to enhance identification of and services for victims. Proposed projects should develop or enhance promising practices, models, and victim-centered programs, or apply them in innovative ways, to build the capacity of victim service providers to close gaps in assisting all victims of sex and labor trafficking in the United States. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on May 9, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by June 27, 2019.

FY 2019 Enhancing Language and Other Access to Services Program (PDF 457 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/26/2019
This program seeks to enhance language access services for crime victims to break down barriers that prevent many individuals from reporting crimes and accessing the services they need after crime victimization. Funding will support the provision of direct services, the development of language access plans, and will expand the capacity of community-based organizations within linguistically specific communities to address the needs of victims of all types of crime. View a change to page 6 at www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/FY19-EASP-Solicitation-Updates-508.pdf. OVC conducted a pre-application webinar on May 14, 2019, and a recording and transcript of this webinar are available at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by June 26, 2019.

FY 2019 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime (PDF 395 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/25/2019
Through this program, OVC will support national-scope initiatives and regional initiatives (that can be replicated nationally) to maximize the use of technology to improve and increase access to crime victim services. Projects could include, but are not limited to: (1) Development of new national app(s) or creation of another technology platform designed to serve victims of crime. (2) Development of regionally focused app(s) or creation of another technology platform designed to serve victims of crime. (3) Expansion or enhancement of existing services and/or hotlines on digital, online, or text platforms or an app that uses technology to provide services, referrals, tools, and information to victims of crime. Apply by June 25, 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.

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