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). Services generally include those efforts that (1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; (2) help primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; (3) help victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security, such as boarding up broken windows and replacing and repairing locks. This grant is funded through the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, Public Law 98-473, 42 U.S.C. §§ 10603(a) and (b).
Number of Awards: 58
Total Amount Awarded: $1,879,690,312