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Funding Opportunity: Reaching Victims of Crime in Underserved Communities

The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims will fund up to 10 projects that serve victims from communities frequently underrepresented in healing services and avenues to justice.

The Reaching Victims of Crime Mini-Grant program will address unmet needs and close gaps that prevent survivors from accessing and benefiting from victim services. Projects funded by this program will better identify, engage, and serve survivors from underserved communities or those who face particular barriers to accessing the help they need.

Apply by October 12, 2018.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to send an email to [email protected] by October 5 stating an intent to apply.

Awards will be worth up to $50,000 and the projects will be funded across a 9-month period beginning in December 2018 and ending in August 2019.

Only 1 in 10 victims of violent crime report receiving victim services, according to the National Crime Victimization Survey. The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims aims to be a one-stop shop where providers, policymakers, and others will be able to obtain information to enhance their ability to serve all victims, especially those from communities that often have less access to services and justice.

Date Published: September 24, 2018