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Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant Program

Grants to Alabama Victim Service Agencies
for Services to Support Crime Victims

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Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) - Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety (LETS) Division

Deadline Date:

02/01/19 5:00 PM CST Receipt


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Grants to Alabama victim service agencies operated by a nonprofit or agency for projects, programs, and services to support crime victims. Funding is intended for a wide range of programs serving victims of child abuse, domestic violence, gender-based assault, and underserved populations.

The above four different types of crime victims are considered the four different purpose areas. Underserved victims are determined by the ADECA and are designated by type of crime, demographic, and/or other identifying characteristics. The underserved populations are identified as victims in extremely rural communities, victims of elderly abuse, victims with disabilities, victims categorized as racial or ethnic minorities, survivors of homicide, and LGBT victims.

According to the VOCA Final Rule, a crime victim is a person who has suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime. The primary goal of this program is to provide funding through grant awards to agencies for projects that will provide, enhance, improve, and expand direct services to victims of crime. Direct services are defined as those efforts that (1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; (2) assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after victimization; (3) assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety.

Allowable Costs for Direct Services:

Allowable costs for activities supporting direct services:

Allowable Administrative Costs:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144852

Term of Contract:

The award period will tentatively run from April 1st, 2019 until September 30, 2020. The official start date will be contingent on a fully executed award. Continued funding will be contingent upon the availability of funds, continuous compliance with grant management requirements, project success and future applications.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are limited to victim service agencies within Alabama whose mission is to provide services to crime victims, particularly of violent crime, and are operated by a public agency, a nonprofit organization or a combination of such agencies or organizations.

For further details on eligibility requirements:

Unallowable Costs and Activities:
- Lobbying. Lobbying or advocacy activities with respect to legislation or to administrative changes to regulations or administrative policy (c.f. 18 U.S.C. 1913), whether conducted directly or indirectly.
- Research and studies. Research and studies, except for project evaluation under 94.121(j).
- Active investigation and prosecution of criminal activities. The active investigation and prosecution of criminal activity, except for the provision of victim assistance services (e.g., emotional support, advocacy, and legal services) to crime victims, under 94.119, during such investigation and prosecution.
- Fundraising. Any activities related to fundraising, except for fee-based, or similar, program income authorized by ADECA. The sub-recipient may engage in fundraising, as long as such activities are not financed by federal grant funds.
- Capital expenses. Capital improvements; property losses and expenses; real estate purchases; mortgage payments; and construction (except as specifically allowed elsewhere in the regulations and guidelines).
- Compensation for victims of crime. Reimbursement of crime victims for expenses incurred as a result of a crime, except as otherwise allowed by other provisions in the regulations and guidelines.
- Medical care. Medical care, except as otherwise allowed by other provisions in the regulations and guidelines.
- Salaries and expenses of management. Salaries, benefits, fees, furniture, equipment, and other expenses of executive directors, board members, and other administrators (except as specifically allowed elsewhere in the guidelines and regulations).

Pre-Application Information:

All proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM, February 1st, 2019.

A 20% match is required for this grant opportunity, unless granted a match waiver. The appropriate matching contributions, of cash, in-kind or combination, are required and must be derived from non-federal sources, except as provided in the applicable guidelines, and may include, but are not limited to, the following: cash, volunteered professional or personal services; materials/equipment; and space and facilities.

Contact Information:

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

For assistance with the requirements of this request for proposal, please contact:
Dorothy May, Human Services Program Supervisor
(334) 353-5313

Nicole Northington, Human Services Program Supervisor
(334) 353-2553

Submit applications by mail:
ADECA - LETS Division
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690

Or by courier:
ADECA - LETS Division
Mailroom 404
401 Adams Avenue
Mongtomery, AL 36104

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