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National Crime Victims Rights' Week

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 2020 projects).

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

  • public event at which individual members of the general public physically attend in-person (e.g., candlelight vigils, information or resource fairs, 5K walk/runs, memorial services),
  • mass media advertising (e.g., newspaper, radio, or television ads, billboards, mass transit or movie theater ads, including social media),
  • the production, publication and distribution of printed materials (e.g., brochures, posters, victims’ rights cards, resource directories), and/or
  • the production and distribution of promotional giveaway items (e.g. bracelets, buttons, t-shirts, grocery/tote bags) that contain a message related to NCVRW.

The 2020 application period is now closed; however you may still sign up to receive an email notice when the 2021 Community Awareness Projects application process begins.

Date Created: May 18, 2020