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Grants and Funding

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) administers the Crime Victims Fund (established under the 1984 Victims of Crime Act) to help victims and victim service providers with program funding in accordance with OVC's Program Plan for the fiscal year.

Learn more about the availability of OVC grants and the services and programs funded by OVC:

  • Current Discretionary Funding Opportunities—Instructions to apply for OVC discretionary grants.

  • Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (PDF 158 kb)—Instructions for communities affected by terrorism to apply online for funds through OJP's Grants Management System (GMS). See also the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program guidelines (appearing in the Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 21, under Victims of Crime).

  • Helping Outreach Programs to Expand—Details the purpose of the grant program, who can apply, and how to apply for grant funding.

  • Formula Grants—Brief description of the Victim Compensation and Victim Assistance programs.

  • Formula Grant Applications—Instructions for VOCA Administrators to apply online for OVC formula grants.

  • Discretionary Grants—Brief description of the discretionary grant program, including the discretionary grant program for Indian Country—the Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Grant Program. This program funnels resources to Indian tribes to develop, establish, and operate programs to improve the investigation, prosecution, and handling of child abuse cases, particularly cases of child sexual abuse, in a manner that limits additional trauma to child victims. The Tribal Victim Assistance (TVA) discretionary grant program (an expansion of the former Victim Assistance in Indian Country grant program) makes grant awards available to Indian tribes and tribal organizations to establish victim assistance programs in remote areas of Indian Country.

  • Discretionary Toolbox—A one-stop resource where current and potential recipients of OVC discretionary funding can find information on current funding opportunities, compliance and monitoring requirements, financial information, and more.

  • Forms—Explains required application and reporting forms and offers downloadable copies.

  • Our VOCA Resources at Work—State-by-state information on the use of Victim Compensation and Victim Assistance funds.

  • Funding Opportunities at OJP—Includes an online application system.

  • Other Funding Resources—Links to grant-related and resource management information such as grant announcements, funding reference publications, and volunteer efforts management.

Formula Grants

OVC awards formula grants to states according to formulas established in VOCA. OVC distributes approximately 90 percent of the money collected by the Fund in the form of two major formula grant programs to state agencies: Victim Compensation and Victim Assistance.

OVC awards these grants in accordance with VOCA, the VOCA Grant Program Guidelines, and the OJP Financial Guide.

Discretionary Grants

Under its discretionary grant program, OVC has some flexibility in the topics and grantees it selects. VOCA authorizes OVC to make discretionary grants to improve and enhance the quality and availability of victim services. Such grants can be awarded to states, local units of government, individuals, educational institutions, private nonprofit organizations, and private commercial organizations. Discretionary awards typically (but not always) are competitive. Discretionary funds support a wide range of activities, programs, and services, including initiatives that address

  • Federal crime victims—such as training federal criminal justice system personnel on victims' issues, developing materials that help federal victims understand their rights and available services, and supporting programs that establish and expand existing services for federal crime victims.

  • Promising practices—such as development of training curricula for victim services and criminal justice professionals, identification and dissemination of promising practices in victim services, and support for and evaluation of demonstration programs.

  • Indian Country—the Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Grant Program funnel resources to Indian tribes to develop, establish, and operate programs to improve the investigation, prosecution, and handling of child abuse cases, particularly cases of child sexual abuse, in a manner that limits additional trauma to child victims. The Tribal Victim Assistance (TVA) discretionary grant program (an expansion of the former Victim Assistance in Indian Country grant program) makes grant awards available to Indian tribes and tribal organizations to establish victim assistance programs in remote areas of Indian Country.

  • Terrorism and mass violence crimes—to compensate and assist victims of terrorism and mass violence that occurred either within or outside the United States. Services and other support to meet the immediate and extended needs of victims and communities include crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance.

Additional information about discretionary grants, including is available on the OVC Discretionary Toolbox page.


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Other Funding Resources

Information about other potential sources of project funding and resource management for victim services:

Funding (general)

Grants.gov—The electronic storefront for federal grants.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance—Lists all types of federal grant programs in an online, searchable database.

Faith-based Initiative/Compassion Capital Fund (CCF)—Helps faith-based and community organizations increase their effectiveness and enhance their ability to provide social services to serve those most in need. CCF opportunities are administered through the Demonstration Program and the Targeted Capacity Building Program.

Funding Opportunities at OJP—Lists grants by source, forms, and related information.

Notices of Funding Availability/Search—Allows users to generate customized listings for funding announcements that appeared in the Federal Register.

OVC National Directory of Victim Assistance Funding Opportunities 2001—Lists federal fund programs by state and territory.

Resource Management

Association of Volunteer Administration—Offers a listing of resources for mobilizing and managing volunteers.

Foundation Center—Offers grantseekers an online database of training seminars, grant writing tips, and public access to its 9/11 Funding Database.

Gifts Inkind—Offers nonprofits (with 501 (c)(3) federal tax exempt status) donations of office supplies, equipment, consumer products, and building materials (including used computers).

Nonprofit Manager Library—Offers a library for nonprofits on categories such as volunteers, fundraising, and creativity and innovation.

Points of Light Foundation—Offers a searchable database by ZIP code or state to find local volunteer centers.

Techsoup.org—Offers fundraising and technology-related information for nonprofits.


 

This document was last updated on October 12, 2004