U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime
07/25/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA public law enforcement agencies for programs to support and assist victims of crime while navigating the criminal justice process. Funding is intended for programs to connect victims of crime with community based programs that will quickly and effectively serve them.
This program will develop or enhance crime victim specialist programs within law enforcement agencies to better support victims through the criminal justice process including by connecting them with community-based direct victim services programs to more quickly and more effectively serve them. Among the most immediate needs are often referrals to victim assistance and compensation programs and informing them of their rights as crime victims.
Funding under this program will support an estimated 80 victim specialist grants to state, tribal, and/or local law enforcement agencies—preferably divided among small, mid-sized, and large jurisdictions—to hire staff to develop new programs or enhance existing law enforcement-based victim specialist programs. These programs should have a strong focus on assisting and supporting victims in high-crime areas and communities particularly affected by violence, and improving care and services to these crime victims.
In addition, significant funding is available for potential awards to support law enforcement based victim specialists focused specifically on serving tribal communities or populations.
Training and technical assistance (TTA) will be available to law enforcement agencies funded under this program.
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables:
GrantWatch ID#: 186178
- Small (non-federal departments employing fewer than 250 full-time sworn officers) – Awards of up to $92,000 per year with a maximum award of up to $276,000.
- Medium (non-federal departments employing 250 to 1,000 full-time sworn officers) – Awards of up to $150,000 per year with a maximum award of up to $450,000.
- Large (non-federal departments employing more than 1,000 full-time sworn officers) – Awards of up to $275,000 per year with a maximum award of up to $825,000.
- Tribal – Additional awards are available of up to $150,000 per year with the maximum of $450,000.
OVC expects to make awards for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2019, and end on or by September 30, 2022 (no extensions are allowed).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For assistance with any programmatic requirements of this solicitation, please contact Laura Ivkovich, OVC Policy Analyst, by telephone at 202–616–3576, or by email at Laura.Ivkovich@ojp.usdoj.gov.
For requirements of this solicitation, please contact OVC’s National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center:
Toll free at 800–851–3420
Via TTY at 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only)
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Fax to 301–240–5830
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