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Apply for Funding to Enhance Services for Victims of Crime


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 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).

Application Process

All applications will be submitted to the Department of Justice in a two-step process.

In step 1, applicants must submit a SF-424 and a SF-LLL by the Grants.gov deadline when they register at Grants.gov. In Section 8F of the SF-424, include the name and contact information of the individual who will complete application materials in JustGrants.

In step 2, the individual who was identified in Section 8F will be notified to submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline. Review the “How to Apply” section in the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide and the JustGrants website for more information, resources, and training.

Date Published: May 19, 2022