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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Community Coalitions to Educate the Public About Services and Rights for Victims of Crime

2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects


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Funding Source
National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/17/23 7:59 PM Eastern Time Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA and territories nonprofits, victim service organizations, public agencies, and community coalitions for short-term community events that educate the public about crime victim rights and services. Required registrations must be completed prior to applying.

Public Impact and Focus on Victims of All Types of Crimes

NCVRW CAP’s intent is to promote National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and to enhance the general public’s awareness of the rights and services for victims of all types of crimes. The application should describe a proj8ect that will impact the general community at large, rather than a narrow or select audience. The broader the scope of the project, the more likely it will be funded.

For the most part, NCVRW CAP funded activities involve one or more of the following:

  • A public event at which individual members of the general public physically attend in-person (e.g., candlelight vigils, information, or resource fairs, 5k walk/runs, memorial services);
  • Mass media advertising (e.g., newspaper, radio, or television ads, billboards, mass transit or movie theatre ads, including social media); and
  • The production, publication, and distribution of printed awareness materials (e.g., brochures, posters, victims’ rights cards, resource directories).)

Many previous recipients have shown considerable imagination and creativity in getting the word out about crime victims’ rights and services.

The following activities may be approved for up to $5,000 reimbursement under this initiative:

  • Purchase of advertising in print media, radio, television, or outdoor advertising to promote NCVRW events, victims’ rights, and available services.
  • Design and printing of NCVRW materials, such as posters, invitations and fliers.
  • Purchase of trinkets or giveaway items, such as bracelets, pins, and similar items. Items must relate to NCVRW by incorporating the 2024 NCVRW color, logo, dates and/or theme.
  • Modest recognition awards, such as certificates or plaques, not to exceed $50 each.
  • Support of NCVRW event speakers (not to exceed $650 per day for each speaker plus travel expense not to exceed the allowable Federal rates).
  • Purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment used in public awareness events and activities.
  • Rental of space to conduct NCVRW activities and events. The total combined cost for space rental and audio/video equipment may not exceed $31.25/person per day
  • Indirect costs are allowable pursuant to the federal Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR part 200.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, community-based victim service organizations, faith-based organizations, tribal organizations, and community coalitions committed to advocating for the rights and services of crime victims are encouraged to apply. Organizations without 501(c)3 status that serve crime victims and VOCA-funded organizations also are eligible to apply.

Previous recipients of NCVRW CAP funding (and their major partners) are eligible to reapply but preference may be given to projects that have not recently received funding.

Applications from individuals will not be considered for funding. Individuals with innovative ideas related to this project are encouraged to work in partnership with an organization or community coalition.

The following will not be approved for reimbursement under this initiative:
- Staff salary or time, including time planning, implementing or presenting a NCVRW CAP activity.
- Food, beverages or refreshments.
- Entertainment.
- Costs associated with a fundraising activity.
- Bar charges or alcoholic beverages.
- Cash prizes and gift cards.
- Costs associated with professional training and other events not open to the public.
- Lobbying.

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be received no later than 7:59pm Eastern Time, Friday, November 17, 2023. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to avoid any last-minute technical difficulties and to ensure timely receipt prior to the deadline.

- Webinar for Applicants Tuesday, October 24, 2023
- Applications due 7:59 pm Eastern Time, Friday, November 17, 2023
- Anticipated notification of award decision January 2024.

Organizations, other than community coalitions, are required to have a 12 character alphanumeric Unique Entity ID (UEI) assigned by

NCVRW CAP is a reimbursement program which means successful applicants must have sufficient funds available to implement projects without a cash advance.

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Number of Grants
It is expected that approximately 90-100 projects will be funded.

Estimated Size of Grant
$5,000 maximum amount

Term of Contract
The funded activities must be conducted during or close to National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 21-27, 2024.

Extended events, such as those lasting several months or the entire year will not be funded.

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