OVC FY 2022 Invited to Apply – Administrative Funding Adjustment to Previously Funded FY2020 VOCA Victim Compensation

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.

Helpful resources

  • NLADA recently presented at the MIE Fundraising Conference on how civil legal aid serves victims of crime. Access the PowerPoint here.
  • The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid helps survivors of domestic violence and vulnerable populations. You can access the briefs here.
  • Want help making your case? The Justice Index scores and ranks states on their adoption of best practices for ensuring access to justice. Find how well your state is doing here.

 Grant information

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

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to Grants.gov listing and ovc.ojp.gov

Categories: Department of Justice, Government Organizations, Victims of Crime

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