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Federal Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Grant (VOCA)

To provide direct services to crime victims. Direct services are defined as those efforts that (1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; (2) assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; (3) assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety such as boarding up broken windows and replacing or repairing locks. Priority is given to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. A minimum of 10% of each federal fiscal year's grant will be allocated to each of the priority categories of crime victims. An additional 10% minimum of each VOCA grant will be allocated to victims of violent crime who were previously underserved. (e.g., DUI, robbery, gang violence, etc.)

Eligible Applicants

Funds are available to units of state or local government, tribal organizations, and nonprofit community and faith-based organizations. A 20% non-federal cash or in-kind match is required.

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

VOCA Strategic Plan 2015-2017 (extended to include FFY 2018)

To Apply
Applications are being accepted at this time.

2022 VOCA New Solicitation

2022 VOCA Continuation Solicitation

Press Release
2021 VOCA Awards Press Release