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OVC FY 15 Services for Family Members of Victims of Kidnapping and Hostage Taking and Returned Hostages

Post Date

May 18th 2015

Application Due Date

July 2nd 2015

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Law, Justice and Legal Services

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations with the financial, administrative, and programmatic experience and expertise to manage a federal award to serve family members of victims of overseas kidnapping and hostage taking and returned hostages who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Applicants must demonstrate a unique capability and strong desire to reach and serve these Federal Crime victims through a national scope project. A private nonprofit organization is not required to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. OVC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations. OVC welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; 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 project. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. This project is authorized under 42 U.S.C. _ 10603(c)(1)(B). For additional eligibility information, see Section C. Eligibility Information.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $200000

Grant Description

One cooperative agreement of up to $200,000 will be awarded to an eligible applicant to identify the needs of families of overseas hostages, kidnapped victims, and returned hostages; and provide information and referral to available services, assistance, and emotional support as they navigate the complex issues that arise in the aftermath of the kidnapping or hostage-taking. Applicants must demonstrate an established capacity to operate on a national level, as well as knowledge of the victim services field and the ability to coordinate and collaborate with, and provide referrals to, available resources and services throughout the United States, including those at the local level, to support the family members of these victims and returned hostages. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 2, 2015, deadline.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Justice

  • Office:

    Office of Justice Programs

  • Agency Contact:

    For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Allison Turkel, Deputy Director, Federal, International and Tribal Division, by telephone at 202_305_2117.

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    For Programmatic Issues

  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    Office for Victims of Crime

  • More Information:

    OVC Funding Opportunity

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