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Funding & Awards

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About OVC Funding


OVC administers two Victims of Crime Act formula grant programs that support crime victim compensation and assistance—the cornerstone of support for victims throughout the Nation.

OVC also administers discretionary grants that are used to fund national-scope demonstration projects and training and technical assistance delivery to enhance the professional expertise of victim service providers. Such grants can be awarded to states, local units of government, Tribal communities, individuals, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations.

These funds can be used to identify and implement promising practices, models, and programs, and to address gaps in training and technical assistance for the victim services field.

In Fiscal Year 2020, OVC awarded more than $2.1 billion in grant awards to help improve victim services throughout the Nation. Learn more about OVC grant awards.

An Overview of OVC Funding

Learn about OVC funding, including Crime Victims Fund allocations and discretionary and formula funding.

Before You Apply for Funding

Discover information that you should know before you apply for OVC discretionary funding opportunities.

Date Modified: January 6, 2023
Date Created: June 29, 2022