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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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For information about OVC’s grant awards from 1993 to the present, view our online searchable table.

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OVC Funding Opportunities

FY 2018 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance (PDF 348 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/27/2018
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 will conduct one pre-application webinar on May 31, 2018, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. e.t. Register 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
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 will conduct one pre-application webinar on May 31, 2018, from 3:00–4:00 p.m. e.t. Register 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
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 will conduct one pre-application webinar on May 24, 2018, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. e.t. Register 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 transcript of this webinar will be available shortly 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 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.

U.S. Department of Justice Funding

FY 2018 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (PDF 396 kb)
Application Deadline: 06/07/2018
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with OVC, seeks applicants to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic. This program is designed to: support our nation’s first responders and provide for the needs of crime victims, support diversion programs for non-violent individuals who abuse illicit and prescription opioids, implement and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs, promote cross-system planning and coordination of service delivery, and reduce the incidence of fatal overdoses associated with opioid use. BJA expects to make up to 160 grant awards for varying amounts and performance periods. Apply by June 7, 2018.

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