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Crime Victim Assistance/Discretionary Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Funds are available specifically for (a) demonstration projects and training and technical assistance service to eligible crime victim assistance programs; (b) for the financial support of services to victims of Federal crime by eligible crime victim assistance programs; and (c) for services to victims of terrorism or mass violence, and compensation benefits for victims of international terrorism. For the purpose of the grants authorized in 42 U.S.C. 10603, an eligible crime victim assistance program is defined as: (a) operated by a public agency or a nonprofit organization, or a combination of such agencies or organizations or both such agencies and organizations, and providing service to victims of crime; (b) demonstrating (i) a record of providing effective services to victims of crime and financial support from sources other than the Fund; or (ii) substantial financial support from sources other than the Fund; (c) utilizing volunteers in providing such services, unless to the extent the chief executive determines that compelling reasons exist to waive this requirement; (d) promoting within the community served coordinated public and private efforts to the crime victims; and (e) assisting potential recipients in seeking crime victim compensation benefits. For terrorism or mass violence occurring outside the U.S., eligible applicants for funding under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, includes states, victim service organizations, and public agencies (including Federal, State or local governments) and non-governmental organizations that provide assistance to victims of crime. For the purpose of grants authorized for assistance to victims of federal crime, services includes (a) training of law enforcement personnel in the delivery of services to victims of Federal crime; (b) preparation, publication, and distribution of informational materials, setting forth services offered to victims of crime; and concerning services for victims of Federal crime for use by Federal law enforcement and other responsible Federal officials; and (c) salaries of personnel who provide services to victims of crime, to the extent that these personnel provide such services. Funded activities for victims of terrorism or mass violence may include emergency relief, including crisis response efforts, assistance, training and technical assistance, and ongoing assistance, including during any investigation or prosecution to victims of terrorist acts or mass violence occurring outside the United States.