Grants & Funding
Current Funding Opportunities
All OJP funding applicants must register with and maintain current registrations in the System for Award Management (SAM). Entities registering in SAM must submit a notarized letter appointing their authorized Entity Administrator. The process changed on June 11, 2018 for applicants seeking Federal Assistance. Read updated FAQs to learn more about changes to the notarized letter review process and other SAM changes coming in June.
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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For information about OVC’s grant awards from 1993 to the present, view our online searchable table.
OVC Pre-Application Funding Webinars
OVC is hosting a series of webinars to help applicants understand the requirements of select funding opportunities. Learn more and register for upcoming webinars and access archived webinars.
OVC Funding Opportunities
FY 2020 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program (PDF 503 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/20/2020
The goal of this program is to assist state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in developing or enhancing victim specialist programs that connect victims and families to much-needed services. Awards will be made under four purpose areas based on the type of law enforcement agency (small, mid-size, large, or tribal). Priority will be given to applicants that: (1) address specific challenges that rural communities face, (2) serve high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties, or (3) offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones). OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by April 20, 2020.
FY 2020 Crime Victim Compensation Program Assessment (PDF 342 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/20/2020
The goal of this project is to increase awareness of victim compensation programs and interest in seeking victim compensation. To achieve this goal, successful applicants will conduct an assessment of the state's current compensation program, develop an implementation plan based on the assessment, and execute the implementation plan. OVC anticipates making up to 6 awards of up to $350,000 each. OVC expects to make awards for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2020. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on March 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by April 20, 2020.
FY 2020 State Victim Liaison Project (PDF 232 kb)
Application Deadline: 04/09/2020
The State Victim Liaison Project will place one or more experienced crime victim liaison(s) within selected VOCA State Administrating Agencies to act as a bridge between the state and other state-based non-governmental organizations to identify gaps in victim services and improve and increase access to resources for crime victims in rural/tribal areas, older victims, and victims of violent crime. Liaisons should possess statewide networking connections for effective interaction with community leaders, allied professionals, and community stakeholders to achieve the objectives of this project. OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by April 9, 2020.
FY 2020 Guidance for Invited Applications for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance (PDF 395 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 2020 U.S. Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
Application Deadline: 02/25/2020
This solicitation provides comprehensive funding to federally recognized tribes, tribal consortia, and tribal designees to develop a comprehensive approach to public safety and victimization issues. Applicants can submit a single application and select from any or all of the purpose areas, including one administered by OVC (Purpose Area #6: Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities Program). Apply by 9:00 p.m. e.t. on February 25, 2020.