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Crime Victim Assistance/Discretionary Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) administers a discretionary grant program and other assistance programs for crime victims with amounts set-aside from deposits into the Crime Victims Fund for (a) demonstration projects and training and technical assistance services to eligible crime victims assistance programs; (b) for the financial support of services to victims of Federal crime by eligible crime victim assistance programs; and (c) to provide funding and other support following cases of terrorism or mass violence 42 U.S.C. Section 10601. The purpose of the demonstration and training and technical assistance grants is to improve the overall quality of services delivered to crime victims through the provision of training and technical assistance to providers. Funds are also available to improve the Federal and State response to victims of Federal crime, including terrorism occurring within and outside the United States. Of the amount available for training and technical assistance and services to victims of Federal crimes, no less than 50 percent shall be used for demonstration programs and training and technical assistance, and not more than 50 percent for services to victims of Federal crimes. Amounts set-aside for the response to terrorism or mass violence come from a reserve fund authorized by Congress under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Public Law 104-132, the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386, and the USA Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56.