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Department of Justice Application Season is Here! 

Prepare early — any time during the year — to ensure your registration and users are up to date in the systems involved in the application process. Review the DOJ Grant Application Submission Checklist to identify which actions you can take now and what to expect when you start an application. 

When available, OVC funding opportunities will be listed on this page. Subscribe to News From OVC to receive funding announcements.

The Fiscal Year 2024 Department of Justice Grants Program Plan summarizes details about OVC funding opportunities that we expect to release, or have released, this fiscal year. The Program Plan also provides information about funding from other U.S. Department of Justice grant-making Components.

Visit our How to Apply for Funding page for tips and answers to frequently asked questions about applying for OVC funding.

OVC Funding Opportunities

OVC FY24 VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant

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OVC will award each eligible state and territory victim assistance program an annual grant to support eligible crime victim assistance programs that provide support services to crime victims. 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.

OVC FY24 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant

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OVC will award each eligible state and territory victim compensation program an annual grant equal to 75 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.

OVC FY24 Byrne Discretionary Community Project Grants/Byrne Discretionary Grants Program - Invited to Apply

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OVC seeks applications to support projects designated for funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (Public Law 118-42) to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and to assist victims of crime (other than compensation).

OVC FY24 Human Trafficking Fellowship Program

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The Fellow selected under this program will work collaboratively with OVC and the larger victim services field in identifying and promoting culturally responsive service models and activities that can be shared with the anti-trafficking field to enhance services to victims of severe forms of human trafficking.

OVC FY24 Pilot Program for Community Based Organizations in Underserved Communities to Build Capacity and Serve Adolescent and Youth Victims of Trafficking

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OVC seeks to develop and build the capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) in underserved communities to provide services to adolescent and youth human trafficking victims through the provision of mentorship and training and technical assistance to these organizations.

OVC FY24 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program—Invited to Apply

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Tribal applicants whose OVC FY24 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Program population certification was accepted have been notified via an email to the applicant primary points of contact and authorized representatives.

OVC FY24 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects (2025–2027)

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The goals of this project are to increase public awareness of crime victims’ rights and services nationwide during the 2025–2027 National Crime Victims’ Rights Weeks and strengthen the capacity of victim assistance agencies to develop a broad, collaborative approach to community awareness that highlights services for all types of crime victims.

OVC FY24 Trauma Recovery Center Demonstration Project

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The purpose of this program is to establish trauma recovery centers in communities significantly impacted by violence with a focus on addressing the urgent need for trauma recovery support and access to victim compensation for those who traditionally will not seek it out or are unaware that assistance is available.

OVC FY24 Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act State-Run Hate Crime Reporting Hotlines

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This program will provide funding for state agencies to establish state-run hate crime reporting hotlines designed to assist victims who might otherwise be reluctant to report hate crimes.

OVC-Sponsored Funding Opportunity

Peer-to-Peer Support for Survivors of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crime is now accepting applications for the Peer-to-Peer Support for Survivors of Crime (P2P) grant initiative. This innovative program aims to harness the power of shared experiences and the wisdom and empathy that come from adversity by establishing a national network of peer support for victims and survivors of all crime types.

Apply by: 11:59 p.m., eastern time on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Learn More and Apply Now