Grant Opportunity: ICJI now accepting applications for two VOCA grants

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Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

ICJI now accepting applications
for two VOCA grants

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is now accepting applications for two grants under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance program. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, August 3, 2020, for both opportunities.

VOCA Program Supplemental Solicitation in Response to COVID-19
Only agencies who are awarded funds for VOCA 2020-2022 are eligible to apply
Award Period: October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021
Match: A 20% non-federal match is required

Costs and activities supported by this program must be related to expenses incurred due to COVID-19 and were not included in the VOCA funding approved for the 2020-2022 grant cycle. This includes new expenses related to a change in how services are being provided to victims, as well as personnel costs, costs necessary to providing direct service, skills training for staff, equipment, operating and supply costs, client assistance, professional fees and supervision of direct service providers.

VOCA Program Targeted Solicitation for Underserved Victims
Award Period: October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021
Match: A 20% non-federal match is required

This solicitation is for new or existing VOCA recipients to begin or expand their services to underserved victims or victimization types. Examples of underserved victims include elderly and disabled victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation; victims of labor and sex trafficking; victims who reside in rural areas and LGBTQIA victims, to name a few (see RFP for a full list).

Eligible organizations include those that provide services to crime victims and are operated by a public agency, nonprofit organization, American Indian Tribe or combination thereof. In addition to victim service organizations, whose sole purpose is to serve crime victims, there are many other public and nonprofit organizations that have components which offer services to crime victims. These organizations are also eligible to receive VOCA funds, if the funds are used to expand or enhance the delivery of services to crime victims.

Applications must be submitted electronically through IntelliGrants by 11:59 P.M. (ET) on Monday, August 3, 2020.

The goal of the VOCA program is to provide direct services to crime victims based on their specific needs. Services must be provided at no charge to the victim by employees and volunteers, who must pass a background check. Grant recipients must protect the privacy and confidentiality of those being served.

To learn more about both grant opportunities, click here or visit For technical assistance with IntelliGrants, contact the ICJI Help Desk at