Field-Generated Innovations in Addressing Elder Financial Exploitation

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

Under this program the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) seeks applications which focus on elder financial exploitation through innovative collaborations between the financial industry and others to better detect and respond to victims. These efforts should build the capacity of victim service providers and financial industry representatives to enhance fraud detection and provide trauma-informed, age-appropriate services and resources for victims. 

Projects proposed under this program must be built on collaborative partnerships, which may include: • Front-line service providers (victim and aging services, public health, medical community, etc.), • Law enforcement (adult protective services, attorneys general, state or local law enforcement, etc.), and • Financial industry representatives (financial planners, accountants, broker/dealers, financial institutions, banks, credit unions, organizational representative payees, etc.).

The aim of this program is to enhance the provision of services and support to crime victims and ensure that victims are afforded the rights, services, and responses they are due. OVC seeks applications that are national in scope to develop or enhance promising practices, models, and programs and provide enhanced or improved services for these victims. 

Under this solicitation, only one application by any particular applicant entity will be considered. 


  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 25, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 5, 2018

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations); colleges or universities (including tribal institutions of higher education); and public agencies, tribal governments, or tribal organizations. A nonprofit organization does not need to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. 



Amount Description

OVC expects to make up to six awards of up to $500,000, with an estimated total amount awarded of up to $3,000,000. OVC expects to make awards for a 24-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. A minimum of $45,000 per year of the proposed budget must be used to support the initiative’s evaluation effort.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

June 25, 2018

External Deadline

July 5, 2018