The goal of this program is to assist state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in developing or enhancing victim specialist programs that connect victims and families to much-needed services. Awards will be made under four purpose areas based on the type of law enforcement agency (small, mid-size, large, or tribal). Priority will be given to applicants that: (1) address specific challenges that rural communities face, (2) serve high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties, or (3) offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones). Apply by April 20, 2020.
OVC FY 2020 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program Pre-Application Webinar
OVC staff review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session with interested potential applicants.
Number of Awards: 22
Total Amount Awarded: $8,860,527