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The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)

The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is one resource that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) uses to support jurisdictions and victims that have experienced incidents of terrorism or mass violence. Following the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma, Congress amended the 1984 Victims of Crime Act, authorizing OVC to establish an Antiterrorism Emergency Reserve (Emergency Reserve) using resources from the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund). Every year, OVC has access to up to $50 million from the Emergency Reserve that is available beyond the appropriation level for the Fund that Congress establishes annually. The OVC Director can use these Emergency Reserve funds for AEAP.

Date Published: January 26, 2017