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Expired Funding Opportunities

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This page presents expired funding opportunities from OVC. Use the search filters below to find specific solicitations. Click on a solicitation title to see details about the solicitation along with any resulting awards.

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OVC FY 2018 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (2019 - 2021)

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The successful applicant will support the 2019 and 2021 VOCA National Training Conferences and the 2020 regional training conferences for State VOCA Victim Assistance and Compensation Administrators and their staff. The conferences are intended to provide training and technical assistance and facilitate an opportunity for the presentation of state issues and practices through lectures, panels, workshops, and forums. OVC expects to make one award of up to $600,000 total ($200,000 per year), for a 3-year period of performance, beginning October 1, 2018. Apply by June 26, 2018.

OVC FY 2018 Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Revised 6/1/18. OVC is seeking applicants to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended. Purpose Area 1 will fund victim service providers with a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking. Purpose Area 2 will fund victim service providers with a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services to a sustained caseload of a large number of victims of human trafficking.

OVC FY 2018 Discretionary Training and Technical Assistance Program for VOCA Victim Assistance Grantees

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The purpose of this solicitation is to fund VOCA Victim Assistance Program state administering agencies (SAAs) or outside organizations who partner with existing SAAs to provide training within the applicant's state. Activities funded through this program may include, but are not limited to, the establishment or enhancement of state victim assistance academies, statewide training initiatives, crime victim-related conferences, basic training for new programs, or scholarships to attend conferences and/or training for service providers and others who work with victims of crime.

OVC FY 2018 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Projects

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The successful applicant for this solicitation will provide financial and technical assistance to approximately 90 communities nationwide to conduct public education and awareness activities on crime victims’ rights and services in their jurisdictions during the 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week observance. OVC expects to make one award of up to $600,000, for a 12-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. Apply by June 18, 2018.

OVC FY 2018 American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Through this funding opportunity, OVC seeks to provide resources and coordination to increase American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities’ ability to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to crime victims, their families, and the community. OVC anticipates making up to two awards of up to $1.5 million each for an estimated total of $3 million for a 3-year project period. Successful applicants will assist OVC in supporting the TTA needs of AI/AN communities that receive grant funds from OVC. Apply by May 31, 2018.

OVC FY 2018 VOCA Victim Assistance

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
OVC will award each eligible state victim assistance program an annual grant to support eligible crime victim assistance programs in that state or territory. Funds under this program shall be used by states and territories to support eligible crime victim assistance programs that provide direct services to crime victims with the following exception: states and territories may retain up to 5 percent of their total grant for administrative and training purposes. Apply by May 30, 2018.

OVC FY 2018 VOCA Victim Compensation

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
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 two years prior to the present fiscal year, other than amounts awarded for property damage. The primary purpose of these grants is to supplement state efforts to provide financial compensation to crime victims throughout the Nation for costs resulting from crime, and to encourage victim cooperation and participation in the criminal justice system.

OVC FY 2018 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
OVC is seeking applicants to support the development of a comprehensive Resource Guide for use by the victim services field when planning for local National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) events across the nation in April 2019, and throughout the year. Furthermore, the successful applicant will develop and produce a complementary theme video to use in 2019 and begin preparations for the 2020 NCVRW theme narrative. OVC anticipates making one award of up to $400,000. OVC expects to make the award for an 18-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. Apply by May 30, 2018

OVC FY 17 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) for Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is a mechanism by which the Director of OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to an act of terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that it overwhelms the affected jurisdiction's or program's ability to respond to the event. This is a restricted solicitation because the program is intended to respond to specific cases of terrorism and mass violence. Only after OVC has consulted with an eligible organization can an application be submitted.

OVC FY 17 Vision 21: Integrated Services for Victims Program: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Victims of Crime

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
OVC seeks to bridge the divide between crime victims, victim service providers, and mental health service providers so communities are able to create a seamless network of services to assist victims. OVC anticipates making awards under five purpose areas (PAs). PA 1 aids victim services providers properly identify crime victims who may be exhibiting signs of suicidality, refer them to mental health services, and support their access to such services.

OVC FY 17 Developing Future Victim Specialists for Indian Country

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Through this solicitation, OVC seeks to further cultivate a workforce focused on providing services to American Indian/Alaska Native victims in hard-to-staff positions and locations. By identifying and training prospective victim service professionals in the early stages of their post-secondary education and career, tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs’ victim service programs will hopefully have an easier time filling victim service positions in remote Indian Country or Alaska Native locations.

OVC FY 17 Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (MV Center)

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
OVC recognizes that federal, state, local, and tribal government and organizations must become better prepared and equipped to appropriately plan for, respond to, and fully support victims and communities affected by mass violence. The goal of this solicitation is to establish a Mass Violence Center.

OVC FY 17 Building and Enhancing Partnerships to Support Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Abuse Invitation to Apply

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
This solicitation is intended to support the development and enhancement of partnerships between correction agencies and community based victim service providers with the goal of increasing access to outside support services for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. Eligible applicants shall be nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations) with a demonstrated knowledge of and experience with providing support services to victims of sexual abuse and/or rape crisis coalitions, and a strong desire to provide victim support services to incarcerated survivor.

OVC FY 17 Fellowship Program

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date

In May 2013, OVC released the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. The Vision 21 initiative was the first comprehensive assessment of the field in nearly 15 years. This solicitation seeks fellowship proposals that further the goals of Vision 21 by supporting OVC's efforts to provide training, technical assistance, capacity building, assessment, or strategic planning.

OVC FY 17 Using Telemedicine Technology to Enhance Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Exams Invitation to Apply

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
The purpose of this project is to create or expand a statewide telemedicine center for sexual assault medical forensic exams. The center will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with highly trained, experienced SANEs or SAFEs licensed to practice in the state. The ultimate goal of the project is to improve the care for sexual assault victims and the delivery of sexual assault forensic exams at the state level through the use of telemedicine technology.

OVC FY 17 American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program Invitation to Apply

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date

The OVC AI/AN victim assistance program assists communities with developing comprehensive, culturally appropriate victim-centered services, and includes funding to AI/AN communities through both the DOJ Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS): Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Purpose Area 6 and the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance (CTVA) Program Purpose Area 7, and the OVC Vision 21 Community Wellness Centers.

OVC FY17 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program: Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Invitation to Apply

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
An OVC Fellow placed in the Department of Justice Civil Division, Elder Justice Initiative, will continue to develop trainings for law enforcement, medical practitioners, and researchers regarding elder abuse and financial fraud. The Fellow will assist the Department in improving federal law enforcement responses to victims of elder abuse and financial fraud.

OVC FY 17 VOCA Victim Assistance

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date

Under this solicitation, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will award each eligible state victim assistance program an annual grant to support eligible crime victim assistance programs in that state or territory. Eligible crime victim assistance programs are those that are operated by a public agency or nonprofit organization, or a combination of such agencies or organizations or of both such agencies and organizations, and provide services to victims of crime, and that meet the other requirements set out in 42 U.S.C. § 10603 (b)(1).

OVC FY 17 VOCA Victim Compensation

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
OVC will award each eligible state victim compensation program an annual grant equal to 60 percent of what the state spent in state-funded benefits in the previous two years, other than amounts awarded for property damage. Funds under this program shall be used by the states and territories for awards of compensation benefits to crime victims, with the following exception: states may retain up to 5 percent of their total grant for administrative and training purposes. Apply by July 18, 2017.

OVC FY 17 Increasing Legal Access to Victims of Crime: Innovations in Access to Justice Programs

Date Posted / Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Through this solicitation, OVC will provide funding for legal services for three distinct projects that will enhance legal access for crime victims, foster technological innovation, and provide training and technical assistance to those involved in the initiatives. OVC expects to make three awards (one in each category) totaling $8.15 million.