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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 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 will conduct a Phase 1 pre-application webinar on June 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Phase 1 applications are due 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 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 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 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 FY 15 under PA 1 of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force Program. The FY 18 PA 2 supports continued activities and planning for task force sustainability. PA 3: Eligible applicants are task forces that were funded in FY 15 under PA 2 of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force Program. The FY 18 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 will conduct a pre-application webinar on June 18, at 1 p.m. e.t. Register 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 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 will conduct one pre-application webinar on June 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. e.t. Register at www.ovc.gov/grants/webinars.html. Apply by July 2, 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 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 Guidance for Invited Applications for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance (PDF 242 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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