$100 million was allocated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for victim compensation and assistance grants. (Not from the Crime Victims Fund). The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State Crime Victim Compensation Program is one of three programs under Victim Compensation and Assistance.
Amount: $5 million
Overview: This funding was used to make awards for discretionary grant projects under the National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance and Demonstration Projects (NFG) competitive grant solicitation. This competitive solicitation provides funding for training, technical assistance, and demonstration projects that are national in scope and address gaps in the field in the areas of training and technical assistance; or develop promising practices, models, or programs through demonstration projects that help victim service providers and allied practitioners to advance rights and services to crime victims in a variety of areas, including child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
Deadline: March 26, 2009