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Maryland Victims of Crime (MVOC) Fund

Grants for Crime Victims and Witnesses

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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(GOCCP) Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention

Deadline Date:

11/16/10 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants up to $35,000 are available for services to crime victims and witnesses or a specific population of crime victims. Funds will be used to develop and enhance existing programs, provide new services, or provide additional assistance for victims of crime in Maryland. Applicants are strongly recommended to support at least one of the following purpose areas:

• Coordinating services for crime victims from first response through the criminal justice system and beyond which include those individuals in law enforcement, prosecutors’ offices, courts, victim service agencies, other state agencies and non-governmental organizations serving crime victims;
• Developing, enlarging, or strengthening all victim service programs including private non-profit organizations, police victim/witness sections, and District/Circuit Court victim/witness units;
• Developing or improving the delivery of crime victim services to underserved populations;
• Providing specialized domestic violence court advocates in courts where a significant number of protection orders are granted;
• Developing, expanding, or strengthening crime victim programs addressing Non-English speaking citizens;
• Providing state, regional, federal, and national training for crime victim service providers is encouraged as a sole project for an application or as an addition to a project.
• Training of sexual assault forensic medical personnel examiners in the collection and preservation of evidence, analysis, prevention, and providing expert testimony and treatment of trauma related to sexual assault;
• Implementing community-driven initiatives to address the needs of crime victims who are included in the underserved populations: people with disabilities, elder victims of crime, and children of physical and sexual abuse.

Grant funds are NOT available for proposals that include:
• Programs whose primary focus is Preventative Services for Crime Victims.
• Mediation or counseling for couples as a systemic response to domestic violence or sexual assault.
• Requiring victims to report sexual crimes to law enforcement or forcing victims to participate in criminal proceedings.
• Batterer intervention programs that do not use the coercive power of the criminal justice system to hold batterers accountable for their behavior.
• Vehicles.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124060

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$300,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

$35,000

Term of Contract:

1 year with up to two years renewal

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

State Government Agencies
Private Non-Profit Agencies
Local Government Agencies
Direct Victim Service Providers

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline to apply for an organization number (required) is Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Instructions can be found at http://www.goccp.maryland.gov/grants/organization-number.php.

Online Applications (required) are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
Go to http://www.goccp.maryland.gov. Look for the section entitled "Notifications of Funding Availability," click on the Maryland Victims of Crime Fund heading for instructions.

An original hardcopy (generated by the online application software) and three copies must be received by GOCCP no later than 3:00 PM on November 18, 2010.
Mail hardcopies to:
Anne Litecky
State Victim Services Coordinator
Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention
300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1105
Baltimore, MD 21286-3016

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Anne Litecky
Maryland State Victim Services Coordinator
Phone: 410-821-2840
Toll Free: 1(877) 687-9004
Email: Annemarie@goccp-state-md.org
Fax: 1 (410) 339-3467

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland