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OVC FY 15 Vision 21 Innovation Grants: Enhancing and Transforming Services for Victims of Crime

Post Date

May 4th 2015

Application Due Date

June 18th 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Community Development
Income Security and Social Services
Law, Justice and Legal Services

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


Purpose Areas 1_4, 6, and 8: Eligible applicants are limited to public agencies, including states; federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, units of local government (including tribal units) private nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations); that can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the area described in this solicitation. Applicants must have the staff resources and capability to develop or enhance programs proposed to address the area of victimization described in the solicitation. A private nonprofit organization does not need to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee. Purpose Areas 5 and 7: Eligible applicants are limited to law enforcement professional associations or law enforcement agencies, although applicants may propose partnerships with other organizations or agencies, including crime victim advocacy organizations. Applications in any of the purpose areas that involve two or more entities are welcome; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire program. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. For additional eligibility information, see Section C. Eligibility Information


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $25000 - $750000

Grant Description

Through cooperative agreements in up to 8 program areas, OVC will provide funding to enhance and transform services for victims of crime and to reach and serve more crime victims and address gaps in the crime victimsŠ¼ field. OVC will consider proposals that provide training, technical assistance, capacity building, assessment, or strategic planning with a focus on identifying and addressing gaps in knowledge, assessing or developing and evaluating innovative practices, developing evidence-based training and technical assistance, or developing strategic approaches of leveraging resources to reach and serve more victims. Apply by June 18, 2015.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Justice

  • Office:

    Office of Justice Programs

  • Agency Contact:

    For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Ann Vallandingham, Senior Policy Advisor, by telephone at 202_514_5129.

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    For Programmatic Issues

  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    Office for Victims of Crime

  • More Information:

    OVC Funding Opportunity

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