U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Funding & Awards

© Number1411 / Shutterstock.com (see reuse policy).

About OVC Funding


OVC administers two Victims of Crime Act formula grant programs that support crime victim compensation and assistance—the cornerstone of support for victims throughout the Nation. 

Additionally, OVC is charged by Congress with administering set-aside funds from the Crime Victims Fund for a Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside program which provide support to Tribal communities to enhance services for victims of crime.

OVC also administers discretionary grants that are used to fund national-scope demonstration projects and training and technical assistance delivery to enhance the professional expertise of victim service providers. Such grants can be awarded to states, local units of government, Tribal communities, individuals, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations.

These funds can be used to identify and implement promising practices, models, and programs, and to address gaps in training and technical assistance for the victim services field.

OVC Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Awards

In Fiscal Year 2023 OVC awarded more than $1.8 billion in grant awards to help improve victim services throughout the Nation. Learn more about OVC grant awards.

An Overview of OVC Funding

Learn about OVC funding, including Crime Victims Fund allocations and discretionary and formula funding.

Before You Apply for Funding

Discover information that you should know before you apply for OVC discretionary funding opportunities.

Date Modified: March 7, 2024
Date Created: June 29, 2022