The primary goal of this program is to provide grants for state agencies—
- to establish and run state-run hate crime reporting hotlines to facilitate significantly increased reporting of hate crimes data, and
- to ensure that victims and witnesses are connected to law enforcement and local support services as needed.
The goal is to ensure that hate crimes do not go unreported and victims have access to needed services.
OVC anticipates making up to two awards of up to $1.125 million each for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on March 1, 2023. Project extensions may be granted for up to a 60-month period of performance.
Pre-Application Webinar 1
During a pre-application webinar on September 22, 2022, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.
Pre-Application Webinar 2
During this webinar October 18, 2022, OVC staff provided an overview of the application requirements followed by an expert panel discussion about implementing hate crime reporting hotlines. Experts shared strategies on successfully launching hotlines, how hotlines impact community safety, and the challenges they have faced.
Added information about the Pre-Application Webinar 2.