Crime Victim Assistance

The Office for Victims of Crime provides an annual grant from the Crime Victims Fund to each State and eligible territory for the financial support of services to crime victims by eligible crime victim assistance programs.



Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Attorney General, Hawaii Department Of The $ 4,783,838   2021-10-012025-09-30
Division Of Child & Family Services $ 10,054,895   2020-10-012024-09-30
Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Department Of $ 26,655,243   2020-10-012024-09-30
Office Of The Attorney General Of Guam $ 712,990   2020-10-012024-09-30
Economic And Community Affairs, Alabama Department Of $ 15,484,334   2020-10-012024-09-30
Crime Victims, Vermont Center For $ 2,397,872   2020-10-012024-09-30
Law & Public Safety, New Jersey Department Of $ 27,543,696   2020-10-012024-09-30
Executive Office Of The State Of Kansas $ 9,371,512   2020-10-012024-09-30
Department Of Legal Affairs Florida $ 66,670,292   2020-10-012024-09-30
Utah, State Of $ 10,394,739   2020-10-012024-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Office for Victims of Crime provides an annual grant from the Crime Victims Fund to each State and eligible territory for the financial support of services to crime victims by eligible crime victim assistance programs.

See 42 U.S.C.

10603(a) and (b), and the program guidelines available on the OVC website at www.ovc.gov.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All states, the District of Columbia, the Puerto Rico, the U.S.

Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible to receive an annual VOCA victim assistance formula grant.

Eligible agencies that receive VOCA victim assistance formula grant funds must meet the eligibility requirements specified in the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), 42 U.S.C.

ß 10603 (b).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible crime victim assistance programs.

Credentials/Documentation

Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E ? Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at www.ovc.gov.

Award Procedures

The Director, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs has final approval authority. Once an award is granted to a State, the State will subgrant the monies to private nonprofit and/or public agencies for the purpose specified in the application and in conformance with all general and special conditions.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

42 U.S.C. 10603(a); and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 3 to 4 weeks.

Appeals

For Formula awards, please see 28 CFR Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, please see 28 CFR Part 18.

Renewals

Program office to complete.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Awards will be made on the basis of population with a base amount of $500,000 for States; $200,000 for the territories of N. Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. Fund availability may necessitate a base change. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

States have the year of award plus 3 years to expend the funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Please contact the program office for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

The State will provide relevant data by submitting quarterly performance metrics through OVC?s online Performance Measurement Tool (PMT), located at https://ovcpmt.ojp.gov/.

Quarterly, and Final Financial Reports are required.

States must adhere to the reporting requirements as stipulated in the Victim Assistance program rule and the OJP Financial Guide.

Quarterly, Final Financial Reports and Annual Program Performance reports will be required as stipulated in the Program Guidelines/Rules and the OJP Financial Guide.

Annual Program Performance reports will be required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements.

Records

See 2 C.F.R . ß 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-5041-0-2-754.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Base of $500,000 to each State, Commonwealth, and the District of Columbia. Territories of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa receive a base of $200,000. Remaining dollars will be divided based on population.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program Guidelines/Rules are published in the Federal Register. The OJP Financial Guide is available at ojp.gov/financial guide/DOJ/index.htm, or call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Customer Service Center at 1-800-458-0786 to request a copy.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office of Justice Programs Domestic and International Victim Assistance Division, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 307-5983.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selecting proposals are specifically spelled out in the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, as amended. Additional criteria will be developed by the Office for Victims of Crime. These criteria are listed on the OVC web page www.ojp.usdoj.gov.


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