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Funding Opportunity: Victims’ Rights Enforcement Project

Through an OVC cooperative agreement, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is seeking applicants for the Victims’ Rights Enforcement Project solicitation also known as Rights In Systems Enforced Project (RISE Project).

The RISE Project is intended to provide crime victims with access to legal representation to assert and enforce their rights throughout criminal justice processes.

NCVLI anticipates funding sites that will increase awareness of victims’ rights and victim access to no-cost legal services through an expanded body of attorneys knowledgeable about victim rights’ in criminal trial and appellate courts under two purpose areas.

  • Purpose Area 1: Eligible applicants must demonstrate how their proposed program will expand existing direct representation services or provide services to victim groups currently underserved by the applicants.
  • Purpose Area 2: Eligible applicants will propose a new program to provide legal services to crime victims.

NCVLI anticipates awarding up to six subawards of up to $1,000,000 each for programs starting in spring 2019 and ending August 31, 2021.

Register for an optional pre-application information webinar to be held on February 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. e.t. (12:00 p.m. p.t.).

Application deadline dates:

  • If you plan to apply, please send a non-binding letter of intent no later than February 11, 2019.
  • Apply by 8:00 p.m. e.t. (5:00 p.m. p.t.) on March 5, 2019.

Learn more and apply for the RISE Project on the NCVLI website.


Date Published: February 4, 2019