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Targeted Training and Technical Assistance for VOCA Victim Assistance and Compensation Administrators

Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit to Assist Grantees
in Managing Funding for Crime Victim Services

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Deadline Date:

06/01/20 11:59 PM ET


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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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 189401

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Award Ceiling: $5,000,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance start date: October 1, 2020
Period of Performance duration: 36 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofits) are eligible to apply. All recipients and subrecipients must forgo any profit or management fee.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVC FY 2020 Targeted Training and Technical Assistance for VOCA Victim Assistance and Compensation Administrators Pre-Application Webinar

During this pre-application webinar, OVC staff will review solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants. Participation in the webinar is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. eastern time
Register for the webinar:

For more information about webinars, and available recordings, see:

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with at prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 1, 2020.

To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using, and the applicant must have received a validation message from that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date, to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

What an Applicant Should Do prior to applying:
- Acquire a DUNS Number
- Acquire or renew registration with SAM

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For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the page above.

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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
Toll free: 800–851–3420
TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only)
Fax: 301–240–5830
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