Applications due: by August 30, 2022
The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. Under this solicitation, OVC will support VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Programs that provide crucial financial assistance to hundreds of thousands of crime victims each year. Funds under this program shall be used by the states and territories for awards of compensation benefits to eligible crime victims. State victim compensation programs supplement the state efforts that offset victims’ financial burdens resulting from crime. Compensation is extremely vital to victims who face enormous financial setbacks from medical fees, lost income, dependent care, funeral expenses, relocation expenses, and other costs. OVC will award each eligible state victim compensation program an annual grant equal to 75 percent of the amount the program awarded in state-funded victim compensation payments during the fiscal year 2 years prior to the present fiscal year, other than amounts awarded for property damage.
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Funding Title: OVC FY 2022 Invited to Apply – Administrative Funding Adjustment to Previously Funded FY2020 VOCA Victim Compensation
Agency Name: DOJ – Office for Victims of Crimes
Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVC-2022-171428
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes, Legal Services
Target Population: Victims of Crimes
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $385,000
Award Ceiling: $385,000
Award Floor: $0
Current Closing Date for Applications: by August 30, 2022
Eligible Applicants: State governments