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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

View the 2022 NCVRW Resource Guide

Community Awareness Projects

OVC 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 2022 projects).

NCVRW Community Awareness Projects grants reimburse costs associated with conducting public awareness activities during NCVRW, including—

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

The 2022 application period is now closed; however you may still sign up for the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week subscription list to receive an email notice when the 2023 Community Awareness Projects application process begins.

NCVRW Community Awareness Projects grants are administered by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under a cooperative agreement with OVC.

Date Created: May 18, 2020