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2023 Report to the Nation

Fiscal Years 2021 - 2022

State Formula Grants

OVC administers two formula grant programs that support crime victim assistance and compensation, previously described—the VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program and the VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant Program. Every year, OVC awards each eligible state and territory a VOCA victim compensation formula grant to supplement state funds that reimburse victims for out-of-pocket expenses resulting from crime, such as medical and dental care, funeral and burial assistance, counseling, and lost wages and support.

OVC also awards each eligible state and territory a VOCA victim assistance formula grant to support services—such as intervention and counseling, referrals, assistance for primary and secondary victims, help for victims participating in the criminal justice system, and assistance with safety planning—for victims of crime.