Applications Due: States apply by May 30, 2018 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: 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.
Funding Title: OVC FY 2018 VOCA Victim Assistance
Agency Name: Office for Victims of Crime
Funding Opportunity Number: OVC-2018-13701
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes.
OVC issued the final rule for its VOCA Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program on August 8, 2016. The final rule provides clarity and allows more flexibility in the programs that states and territories are able to support, such as expanded forms of legal assistance and VOCA-funded projects to support transitional housing for survivors. Frequently asked questions regarding the rule are available on the OVC website at https://www.ovc.gov/VOCA-Administrators/VOCA-Rule-FAQs-508.pdf.
Target Population: Victims of crime
Expected Number of Awards: 56
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000,000
Award Ceiling: $397,000,000
Award Floor: $0
How to Apply: States and territories determine which organizations and agencies will receive subgrants. Legal services can receive VOCA funds directly from state or by partnering with a primary grantee.
Current Closing Date for Applications: by May 30, 2018 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Eligible Applicants: All states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible to receive an annual VOCA victim assistance formula grant.
Link to Full Announcement: Here
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 email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Grants.gov Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.