U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
06/01/20 11:59 PM ET
Cooperative agreement to a USA or territories nonprofit organization to provide support services to agencies receiving grant funds to administer services to victims of crime. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. This program will provide funding for training and technical assistance (TTA) for VOCA Victim Assistance and Compensation Administrators, specifically providing peer-to-peer training on federal grants management and administration for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance grantees and subgrantees.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications to support training and technical assistance (TTA) to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance and Compensation Administrators.
The objective of this peer-to-peer training is to enhance support to VOCA Victim Assistance Administrators (and their subgrantees) and Compensation Administrators to more closely align these training and assistance services with the needs and demands of VOCA administrators.
1. Peer-to-peer training on managing and administering VOCA victim assistance and compensation grantees and VOCA victim assistance subgrantees, including:
a. developing and implementing needs assessments tailored to each state;
b. engaging stakeholders to strengthen programming, including those who speak for victims;
c. initiating systemwide planning;
d. understanding and developing principles of evidence-based practice and data-driven innovation from a victim-centered lens;
e. assisting with pre- and post-award processes;
f. identifying principles and functions;
g. developing applications for subgrantees;
h. establishing innovative programs;
i. assisting with monitoring and auditing;
j. processing progress reports;
k. developing and reviewing budgets;
l. delivering peer-to-peer assistance with financial management and reporting;
m. preparing closeout and corrective action plans;
n. identifying and assigning staff responsibilities;
o. expanding the subgrantee pool to include subgrantees outside of domestic violence and sexual assault shelters, such as American Indian /Alaska Native survivors and survivors in rural areas; and victims of violent crime, abuse later in life, and trafficking; and
p. discussing allowable uses of VOCA Victim Assistance funding, with guidance and direction from OVC.
2. Build a strong support system, enhanced communication, and learning across all SAAs and OVC, including regular meetings, briefs on promising practices, and cross-collaboration.
3. A final report that identifies promising practices, model programs, innovative practices, and other lessons learned.
GrantWatch ID#: 189401
Award Ceiling: $5,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Period of Performance start date: October 1, 2020
Period of Performance duration: 36 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
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