U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
04/20/20 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA law enforcement agencies for programs to improve support services for victims of crime. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Priority will be given to programs that provide services in rural, impoverished, or economically distressed communities.
Under this program, OVC will fund law enforcement
victim specialists to enhance the quantity and quality of services available to victims of crime.
This program will develop or enhance crime victim specialist programs within law enforcement agencies to better support victims through the criminal justice process. 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.
Training and technical assistance (TTA) will be available to law enforcement agencies funded under this program.
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables
The goal of this program is to assist state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in developing or enhancing victim specialist programs that connect victims and families to much needed services. Program funds can be used to hire victim service specialists and ensure the development and training of these victim specialists.
The objective of this program is to support law enforcement agencies in identifying victims, providing victims’ rights information, and more quickly ensuring that victim services are provided to meet the emotional, psychological, and/or physical needs of crime victims.
Deliverables for this program include the following:
In FY 2020, in addition to executing any statutory prioritization that may be applicable, OJP will give priority consideration to—
GrantWatch ID#: 186178
Maximum number of awards OVC expects to make: 25 (across all purpose areas)
- Small (non-federal departments employing fewer than 250 full-time sworn officers) – Awards of up to $90,000 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.
Period of Performance start date: 10/1/2020
Period of Performance duration: 36 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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)
Email to email@example.com
Fax to 301–240–5830
Web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp
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