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Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State Crime Victim Compensation Program

General Material

$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: $47.5 million

Overview: OJP's Office for Victims of Crime(OVC) administers this formula grant program, which supplements states efforts to compensate victims of crime. State crime victim compensation programs reimburse victims for crime-related expenses such as medical costs, mental health counseling, funeral and burial costs, lost wages or loss of support.

Eligible Entities: Each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and any other possession or territory of the United States that has an established crime victim compensation program is eligible to receive a grant.

Deadline: March 20, 2009 for state applications. Contact your state agency for information about how to access these funds in your state.