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Grants to Alabama Nonprofits and Agencies to Enhance and Improve Services for Crime Victims

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant

GrantWatch ID# 144852
Agency: State

Funding Source
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) - Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety (LETS) Division
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Geographic Focus
USA: Alabama

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/19/22 11:59 PM CST Save

Grant Description
Grants to Alabama victim service agencies operated by nonprofit organizations or public agencies for projects, programs, and direct services for crime victims throughout the state. First-time applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. Funding is intended for programs within the following categories: underserved individuals, child abuse, gender-based assault, and domestic violence.

The primary purpose of the Victim Assistance Program is to support the provision of direct services to victims of crime throughout Alabama. 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.

The Victims of Crime Act stipulates that a minimum of 40 percent of the state’s total grant will be awarded by giving 10 percent to each of 4 categories of crime victims: sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and underserved populations. These four different types of crime categories are the four different purpose areas under this program. Underserved victims are determined by 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.

For information on allowable costs for direct services, see the following link:

For information on allowable costs for activities supporting direct services, see the following link:

For information on allowable administrative costs, see the following link:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

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:

Funding cannot be used for the investigation or prosecution of crimes.

Unallowable Costs and Activities:
- Lobbying. Lobbying or advocacy activities with respect to legislation or to administrative changes to regulations or administrative policy, whether conducted directly or indirectly.
- Research and studies. Research and studies.
- 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).

For Unallowable Direct Charges, see here:

Pre-Application Information
Applicants must submit the full application(s) by 11:59 p.m., June 19, 2022 in Alabama Grants.

If you are applying to specifically target more than one VOCA purpose area, you must submit an individual application for each purpose area. If you have any questions about whether to apply for multiple purpose areas, please reach out to LETS staff for technical assistance.

Awards made under this solicitation will benefit from an emergency match waiver which waives the full 20% matching requirement.

If an applicant experiences technical issues with Alabama Grants and is unable to submit its application by the deadline, the applicant must document the issue and email the contacts, identified below, before the application deadline.

New applicants must contact Dorothy May and Nicole Northington at the contact information listed below.

Grant Application Webinar:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract
Project periods will tentatively start October 1, 2022 and will end September 30, 2023.

Contact Information
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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

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
401 Adams Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104​

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