$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: OVC administers this formula grant program, which supports services to victims of crime throughout the Nation. States and territories use these funds to support community‐based organizations that help crime victims. The organizations provide services such as crisis intervention, counseling, emergency shelter, criminal justice advocacy, and emergency transportation. States are required to give priority to programs serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
Eligible Entities: Each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands are eligible to receive a grant. Subgrantee eligible entities include public or nonprofit agencies.
Deadline: March 20, 2009 for state applications. Contact your state agency for information about how to access these funds in your state.