OVC seeks applications for funding to increase access to legal assistance for victims of crime in underserved communities. This project will support a coordinating lead organization to competitively select approximately 20 legal fellows to be hosted by organizations across the Nation and located in underserved communities to provide civil legal services to victims of crime. Intensive training and technical assistance will be provided to the legal fellows to expand their knowledge on legal issues and victims’ rights enforcement, and create opportunities for peer learning.
OVC expects to make up to one award of up to $5 million for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2022.
During a pre-application webinar on Thursday, May 19, 2022, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.