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Financially Assist Crime Victims

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

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:

05/13/22

Deadline Date:

06/23/22 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 06/30/22 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline

Description:

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Grants to USA state and territory government agencies to financially assist crime victims. Funding is intended to supplement state programs that offer financial compensation to victims for expenses related to and resulting from crime, and to encourage victim cooperation and participation in the criminal justice system.

The goal is to improve the treatment of victims of crime by providing victims with the compensation, support, and services necessary to aid their restoration after a violent criminal act and to support them as they navigate the criminal justice process. Compensation is vital to victims who face enormous financial setbacks from medical fees, lost income, dependent care, funeral expenses, relocation expenses, and other costs. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 197154

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,608,841,915

Number of Grants:

54

Estimated Size of Grant:

OVC will award each eligible state victim compensation program an annual grant equal to 60 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.

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 48

Eligibility:

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.

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVC will conduct one pre-application webinar on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 1:00–2:00 p.m., eastern time. Participation in the webinar is optional. OVC staff will review the solicitation requirements for the OVC FY 2022 VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant and OVC FY 2022 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant solicitations and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants. Register for the webinar: https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e268d9de0e5801ca8c3e17a03b33553fe

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit the SF-424 and the SF-LLL to Grants.gov is 11:59 p.m., eastern time (ET) on June 23, 2022.

The full application will be submitted in JustGrants by June 30, 2022, at 8:59 p.m., eastern time (ET).

OJP urges applicants to submit their Grants.gov and JustGrants submissions prior to the due dates to allow sufficient time to correct errors and resubmit by the submission deadlines if a rejection notification is received. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

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, the applicant will need to ensure that its System for Award Management (SAM) registration is current.
- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.

Register with Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339883

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

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/qQ1cTUbqrFI

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:

16.576

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OVC-2022-171311

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

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

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