This program seeks to enhance states’ use of technology for the purpose of providing improved service to crime victims (under Purpose Area 1) and to support Jabara-Heyer No HATE Act state-run hate crime reporting hotlines (under Purpose Area 2).
Purpose Area 1
OVC is seeking applications from Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assistance and Compensation Program State Administering Agencies (SAA) to implement statewide technology programs to enhance victims’ access to services, foster innovation and efficiency in the provision of services, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.
Under Purpose Area 1, OVC anticipates making up to 4 awards of up to $500,000 each for up to a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2022.
Purpose Area 2
OVC is seeking applications under 34 U.S.C. 30507(e), to establish state-run hate crime hotlines to assist victims who might otherwise be reluctant to report these crimes.
Under Purpose Area 2, OVC anticipates making up to 2 awards of up to $1.12 million each for up to a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2022.
During a pre-application webinar on Friday, June 10, 2022, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.