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Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program

Grants to USA Agencies to
Provide Services to Crime Victims

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Conf. Date:

06/03/21

Deadline Date:

07/06/21 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; JustGrants deadline is 7/21/21 11:59 PM ET.

Description:

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Grants to USA state and territory government agencies to support programs that assist victims of crimes. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. State awardees are encouraged to serve diverse and generally underserved victims of violent crime.

Under this solicitation, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will award each eligible state and territory 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, except for a maximum of 5 percent that may be used for administration and training. 

OVC strongly encourages SAAs to use the VOCA Assistance funding within the program parameters to affirmatively advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity. The following practices may advance SAA efforts toward these goals:

  • Include diverse and frequently marginalized perspectives in any process to identify victim service needs (e.g., strategic planning).
  • Consider funding organizations that in the past have not received VOCA funds.
  • Support victims of violent crime through community-based crime victim intervention projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181796

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,093,332,726

Number of Grants:

56

Estimated Size of Grant:

. Each state, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico receive a base amount of $500,000. The territories of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa each receive a base amount of $200,000. Additional funds are distributed to states and territories based on population according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/20 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 48

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: State governments, Territories and possessions of the United States.

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.

Eligible crime victim assistance programs are those that are “operated by a public agency or nonprofit organization, or a combination of such agencies or organizations or of both such agencies and organizations, and provide services to victims of crime,” and that meet the other requirements set out in 34 U.S.C. § 20103(b)(1).

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Pre-proposal Conference:

During this pre-application webinar on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. eastern time, OVC staff will review requirements for the OVC FY 2021 VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant and OVC FY 2021 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant solicitations and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants. Participation in the webinar is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Register online: https://ojp.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=ojp&service=6&rnd=0.6556976271487488&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fojp.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004885ffd6d960cd7207d9acb79bfce92af0638007c5f274f3b7fa1be3899c9c06e%26siteurl%3Dojp%26confViewID%3D194201289162239582%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAR7_rr9G5k6YvWIBdZI_17pUQFscw3ZCkwKSnnslsBt1A2%26

Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m., eastern time (ET) on July 6, 2021. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

The full application will be submitted in JustGrants July 21, 2021 by 11:59 p.m., eastern time (ET).

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a new two-step process:
- Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.
- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.

To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333662

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

View the webinar recording: https://youtu.be/1dDAbT0AeQ0

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF- LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage, or email at support@grants.gov.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov or at 833-872-5175.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800-851-3420 or TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at email to grants@ncjrs.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.575

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OVC-2021-19002

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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