In FY 2017, OVC funded the first National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center to—
- establish a centralized resource that would assist communities in being better prepared and equipped to provide victims of mass violence and domestic terrorism with timely, comprehensive trauma-informed services; and
- support from planning for incident response through longer-term recovery and healing.
OVC seeks to maintain the Center to identify and develop evidence-based best practices that address the comprehensive needs of these victims and those who engage with them, with an emphasis on addressing mental- and behavioral-health issues.
OVC anticipates making one award of up to $8.9 million, consisting of up to—
- $5.1 million for overall Center activities,
- $3.5 million for Improving Community Preparedness to Assist Victims of Mass Violence or Domestic Terrorism: Training and Technical Assistance activities, and
- $300,000 for a conference.
The award will be for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2023.
During a pre-application webinar on March 10, 2023, OVC staff reviewed solicitation requirements and conducted a question-and-answer session with interested potential applicants.
Number of Awards: 1
Total Amount Awarded: $8,900,000