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OVC is seeking applicants for the following funding opportunities. Find information about these open solicitations below and click the links to learn more and apply.

OVC FY 2022 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime

OVC seeks to provide funding to organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology to interact directly with crime victims, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 2, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Safety, Support, and Services for Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention

OVC seeks applications for funding to support the development and enhancement of partnerships between juvenile detention centers or jails and community-based victim service providers, with the goal of increasing access to outside support services for incarcerated juvenile survivors of sexual abuse. 

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 2, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Project Beacon: Increasing Access to Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Human Trafficking Program

The overarching goal of this program is to increase the quantity and quality of victim-centered services available to assist American Indian and Alaska Native victims of human trafficking in urban areas. This will be accomplished by developing the capacity of urban Indian centers to meet victims’ needs by providing a comprehensive range of services either in-house or through referrals to a network of collaborative partners.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, June 6, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking

OVC seeks applications for funding to support housing assistance for victims of all forms of human trafficking throughout the United States. Rapid Rehousing—a type of housing assistance in which supportive services and transitional housing are provided to assist victims to move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability—is the primary focus of this solicitation.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 16, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking

The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen a multidisciplinary approach to fight human trafficking. This collaborative approach must include victim and social service providers, law enforcement and prosecution personnel, survivors, and a range of other governmental and non-governmental partners that work together to provide a diverse set of appropriate services for trafficking victims.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 16, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Alaska Native Crime Victims Center of Excellence Pilot Program

OVC will support the development of an Alaska Native Crime Victims Center of Excellence Pilot Program (the Center). The Center will develop a multi-faceted approach to engaging with the 231 Federally Recognized Tribes throughout Alaska to identify gaps, promote best practices, and, using experience from the field, build an evidence base that is relevant for Alaska Native Tribes and the crime victims they serve.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 21, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Responding to Transgender Victims of Crime

OVC seeks applications for funding to develop a toolkit for serving transgender victims of crime that will provide guidance, resources, and referrals for those who provide services to victims of crime who identify as transgender, especially women and girls of color.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 21, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program

Through this solicitation, OVC will support the provision of training and technical assistance and the development of tools and resources to assist service providers and the anti-human trafficking field in ensuring successful outcomes for survivors of human trafficking.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Protecting Futures: Building Capacity to Serve Children and Youth Impacted by America’s Drug Crisis

OVC seeks applications to support an entity that will (1) competitively select and fund subawards to support direct services to children and youth who are crime victims impacted by the Nation’s drug crisis; and (2) provide technical assistance to the selected subawardees.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 23, 2022

OVC seeks applications for funding to increase access to legal assistance for victims of crime in underserved communities. This project will support a coordinating lead organization to competitively select approximately 20 legal fellows to be hosted by organizations across the Nation and located in underserved communities to provide civil legal services to victims of crime. Intensive training and technical assistance will be provided to the legal fellows to expand their knowledge on legal issues and victims’ rights enforcement, and create opportunities for peer learning.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 23, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Field-Generated Strategies to Address the Criminalization of Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking

The purpose of this program is to end the criminalization of minor victims of sex trafficking and develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs to support victim-centered, trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate, and evidence-based responses to minor victims of sex trafficking.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 23, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking

The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for minor victims of labor trafficking, whose victimization occurred when they were under age 18. Organizations funded under this program will provide (directly and through partnerships) services that minor victims of labor trafficking often require to address their needs for safety, security, and healing.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 23, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Building Capacity of National Crisis Hotlines

The goal of this program is to enhance or expand the capacity of national victim service hotlines to provide crisis intervention support services using trauma-informed approaches that protect the safety and confidentiality of victims.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 8, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, June 27, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program

This program will provide funding for shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their companion animals.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, June 13, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, June 27, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Expanding Access to Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations

OVC seeks applications to establish or expand sexual assault examination programs, including sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) and sexual assault forensic examiner (SAFE) programs, that focus on increasing the number and availability of SANEs/SAFEs, expanding access to sexual assault forensic examinations, and improving the quality of post-sexual assault care using a hospital-based or community-based approach.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, June 13, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, June 27, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Transforming America’s Response to Older Victims: Developing and Supporting Statewide Elder Justice Coalitions and Training and Technical Assistance Program

Under this program, OVC will fund a program to develop or expand statewide Elder Justice Coalitions. The funded applicant will make and monitor subgrants to seven Coalitions, and support them, and other established coalitions across the United States, by providing national-scope technical assistance.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, June 13, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Monday, June 27, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 14, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 28, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Advancing Hospital-Based Victim Services

The goal of this solicitation is to support evidence-based models, practices, and policies that improve partnerships between the victim services field and hospitals and other medical facilities to increase support for crime victims.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking

This program intends to improve outcomes for children and youth who are victims of human trafficking by integrating human trafficking policy and programming at the state or tribal level and enhancing coordinated, multidisciplinary, and statewide approaches to serving trafficked youth.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Fellowship

This program will support one full-time fellow to assist with promoting the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV) strategy, providing training and technical assistance to agencies interested in ELERV, and engaging with law enforcement agencies interested in improving agency wide victim response and creating in-house, law enforcement-based victim services.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 30, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services Technical Assistance Program

OVC seeks to fund a national-level technical assistance project to develop, enhance, and sustain direct victim service programs within law enforcement-based systems to serve the needs and rights of all crime victims.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, June 30, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Field-Generated Solicitation: Increasing Options and Expanding Access for Victims of Crime

OVC seeks applications to develop or enhance promising practices, models, and programs that offer innovative solutions to build the capacity of service providers to increase the service options and/or expand access points for victims of crime in underrepresented communities.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 5, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Preventing Trafficking of Girls

Under this solicitation, experienced organizations will work with OVC’s existing training and technical assistance provider to develop or enhance prevention and early intervention services based on best practices to focus on the needs of girls who are at risk or are victims of sex trafficking.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 5, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Enhancing Access to Victim Services

This program is designed to improve and expand the availability of accessible victim-centered, trauma-informed services for crime victims who are disabled, Deaf, hard-of-hearing, limited English proficient, blind, and/or visually impaired.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, July 6, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Developing Greater Understanding of the Needs of and Resources for Victims of Criminal Justice System-Related Harm

The purpose of this grant program is to better understand the service needs of persons harmed by a criminal justice system error or failure; develop best practices to identify these victims; determine whether services currently exist that can meet the needs of this victim population; and offer recommendations for appropriate service delivery, resources, partnerships, and tools.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, July 6, 2022

OVC FY 2022 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide (2023)

This cooperative agreement will support the development of a comprehensive guide for the crime victims’ advocacy field to increase public awareness of crime victim issues nationwide during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in April 2023, and throughout the year, and begin preparations for 2024.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, July 6, 2022

OVC FY 2022 VOCA Victim Compensation Fellow

The individual who is awarded funding under this program will work collaboratively with OVC and the crime victim services’ field to identify barriers that prevent all victims of crime, including victims of color, from accessing and receiving compensation, improve support and resources for state victim compensation programs, and promote equity in access to and receipt of compensation funding.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 5, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 12, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Measuring the Impact of Victim Services: Implementation, Management, and Sustainment of the Measures for Providers Responding to Victimization Experiences (iMPRoVE) Project

The goal of this solicitation is for the award recipient to implement, manage, and sustain the Measures for Providers Responding to Victimization Experiences (iMPRoVE) project for victim service providers. The iMPRoVE project provides an assessment survey tool for victim service providers to be able to measure outcomes and assess the effectiveness and quality of services provided to their clients.

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 5, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 12, 2022

OVC FY 2022 Building State Technology Capacity and Jabara-Heyer No HATE Act State-Run Hate Crime Reporting Hotlines

This program seeks to enhance states’ use of technology for the purpose of providing improved service to crime victims (under Purpose Area 1) and to support Jabara-Heyer No HATE Act state-run hate crime reporting hotlines (under Purpose Area 2).

  • Grants.gov Deadline: 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • Application JustGrants Deadline: 8:59 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Pre-Application Webinars

Register for pre-application webinars on our Funding Webinars page. Each webinar will include an overview of solicitation requirements and a question and answer session.

We also encourage you to review the previously conducted 4-part webinar series to help you prepare your application(s).

Date Published: May 19, 2022