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Community Awareness Projects

The Office for Victims of Crime annually makes funding available for local communities to organize, host, and publicize National Crime Victims' Rights Week events.

Community Awareness Projects grants are awarded through the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators and can provide financial assistance of up to a designated amount ($5,000 for the 2021 projects).

Community Awareness Projects grants can help you raise awareness during National Crime Victims' Rights Week through—

  • public events (including virtual events, candlelight vigils, information/resource fairs, 5k walk/runs);
  • mass media advertising; and
  • production, publication, and distribution of printed materials and giveaway items.

The 2021 application period is now closed; however you may still sign up to receive an email notice when the 2022 Community Awareness Projects application process begins.

Date Created: May 18, 2020