OVC FY 2018 Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Services and TA Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Justice

This program will develop or enhance and sustain direct victim assistance service programs within law enforcement-based systems and better coordinate partnerships with communitybased programs to serve the broader needs and rights of all crime victims. Funding under Purpose Area 1 of this program will support direct victim assistance service grants to state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in small, mid-sized, and large jurisdictions to hire staff to develop new or enhance existing law enforcement-based victim service programs—with a strong focus on reaching victims in high-crime areas and improving services to these crime victims. Funding under Purpose Area 2 will support a technical assistance program to help build the capacity of the Purpose Area 1 sites to prioritize the rights and needs of all victims of crime.  

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

  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 18, 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 – Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Services Program: OVC expects to fund up to 40 grant awards of varying size (including up to 10 grants to tribal sites) under Purpose Area 1. Grantees will use program funds to hire victim service providers with demonstrated or professional experience in responding to the rights and needs of victims of crime. 
  • Purpose Area 2 -- Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Services Technical Assistance: OVC intends to fund one national-scope training and technical assistance award under Purpose Area 2. The goal of this TA project is to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement victim services to establish sustainable changes in practices, protocols, and policies, as they relate to implementing, enhancing or expanding direct LEV Program victim services and forming effective community-based partnerships to better address the rights and needs of all victims of crime. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants for Purpose Area 1 (Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Services Program) are limited to public law enforcement agencies or federally recognized Indian tribal governments with arrest powers that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) from small, mid-sized or large jurisdictions. Viable sites within the Public Safety Partnership, Project Safe Neighborhoods and Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV) are particularly invited to apply. 

Eligible applicants for Purpose Area 2 (Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Services Technical Assistance Program) are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations); for-profit organizations; colleges or universities (including tribal institutions of higher education); and tribal governments, or tribal organizations. Applicants must have the staff resources and capability to develop or enhance a model for delivery of these technical assistance services. A nonprofit organization does not need to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. 

Amount Description

For Purpose Area 2 (Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Services Technical Assistance Program), OVC expects to make one cooperative agreement award to a successful applicant that can demonstrate experience providing TA to victim-serving organizations. OVC expects to make an estimated total award up to $2.25 million, for a 36-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2018. Of the total $2.25 million award, $750,000 should be dedicated to providing technical assistance to tribal grantees under Purpose Area 1.

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)  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDE...

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Applicant%20Instruc...

Internal Deadline

June 18, 2018

External Deadline

July 2, 2018