Victims of crime often have a range of legal services needs stemming from their crime victimization. Currently, some or all of those needs may be met through a disparate patchwork of resources in the victim’s community, or there may be no services available. A coordinated, collaborative, and holistic legal response could potentially serve those victims far better. To that end, this competitive solicitation seeks applications from states, territories, and the District of Columbia to develop networks that provide no-cost legal assistance to victims to address the wide range of legal needs they may have in the wake of their victimization.
Funding Title: OVC Vision 21 Victim Legal Assistance Networks
Agency Name: Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Victims of crime
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 9, 2014
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,300,000
Award Ceiling: $800,000
Award Floor: $0
Agencies in the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands that administer Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance formula grants
Excluded from eligibility are the VOCA agencies in states that currently have demonstration sites under the Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project.
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:
Current/Past Funding Recipients:
Samples of Successful Application:
Link to Full Announcement: http://ojp.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY14_V21_VictimLegalAssistance.pdf
Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.