OVC FY 2018 Advancing Hospital-Based Victim Services

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. This solicitation seeks to improve linkages between the victim services field and hospitals and other medical facilities to increase support for victims of crime, improve victim outcomes, reduce chances of further victimization, and provide dedicated technical assistance resources to support these efforts. 

Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. 

  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 11, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 2, 2018

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

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Purpose Area 1: Demonstration Project Competition ID: OVC-2018-14049

This solicitation will fund up to eight demonstration sites to implement or expand hospitalbased/affiliated programs to support crime victims using evidence-based models and practices with victim-centered approaches. 

The participating demonstration sites will develop extensive plans to provide comprehensive, victim-centered services that aid in the survivor’s physical and emotional recovery. The applicant may choose to serve all victims or identify a specific population to serve (e.g., youth, adults, older adults). Applicants may also focus their efforts on assisting victims of specific types of victimization, such as stabbings, shootings, assaults, or human trafficking. OVC encourages potential sites to consider using hospital-based/affiliated services and other related approaches to support multiple types of victimization in their proposed projects. All services provided as part of this program must: respect the decision-making independence of crime victims; support victim self-sufficiency; and promote victims’ feelings of increased safety and well-being. Demonstration project applicants should include detailed descriptions of the specific approach they will follow to reach the specified type of victims and explain how the approach will be used to improve victim outcomes. Applicants should also include a detailed explanation of how their program partners will assist in meeting the complex needs of the victims served. 

Purpose Area 2: Technical Assistance Project Competition ID: OVC-2018-14050

This solicitation will be used to select one entity to provide comprehensive TA to the demonstration sites and develop TA tools and resources to support the initiative. The successful applicant will be expected to deliver an array of TA resources and guidance that support the demonstration sites and the overall initiative. The comprehensive TA resources and support could include, but is not limited to: (1) providing diverse subject-matter expertise and innovative assistance to the demonstration sites to ensure they develop solid plans to support crime victims, achieve their individual goals and objectives, and sustain their efforts; (2) working with sites to engage partners and strengthen their project plans; (3) identifying and providing TA that is comprehensive, coordinated, appropriate, trauma-informed, and data-driven to reach and assist all victims; and (4) facilitating peer learning exchanges among the sites and other organizations engaged in similar work to promote problem-solving and innovation through the exchange of ideas and information. 

Eligibility Requirements

Purpose Area 1: Eligible applicants for this demonstration project are limited to: state and local agencies; federally recognized tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); faith-based and community-based organizations that serve crime victims; and colleges or universities (including tribal institutions of higher education) that demonstrate an understanding of the area of victimization and support services described in this solicitation. Applicants must have the staff resources and capacity to develop or enhance programs proposed to address the area of victimization and/or services described in this solicitation. 

Purpose Area 2: Eligible applicants for the technical assistance project are nonprofit organizations (e.g., with 501(c)(3) status), colleges and universities, or public agencies (including tribal nonprofit organizations and tribal institutions of higher education). Applicants must have: (1) demonstrated experience and understanding of the range of crime victims’ needs; (2) the ability to forge partnerships to represent that range of assistance; and (3) the staff resources and capacity to provide technical assistance support to a wide range of victim-serving organizations and stakeholders necessary to this project. 

Eligible applicants may apply to either the demonstration project OR technical assistance project, but not both. Applicants that apply for both projects will NOT be considered. 



Amount Description

Purpose Area 1: Demonstration Project, Competition ID: OVC-2018-14049: OVC estimates that it will make eight awards of up to $950,000 each to support the demonstration projects, (which includes $100,000 each year to support the local evaluation of the project), for a 24-month period of performance, beginning on October 1, 2018, and ending September 30, 2020. 

Purpose Area 2: Technical Assistance Project, Competition ID: OVC-2018-14050: OVC estimates that it will make one award of up to $2 million to support the TA project for a 24- month period of performance, beginning on October 1, 2018, and ending September 30, 2020

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
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)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

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Internal Deadline

June 11, 2018

External Deadline

July 2, 2018