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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Tribes, and IHEs to Support Victims of Crime

Field-Generated Solicitation: Increasing Options and Expanding Access for Victims of Crime


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
CFDA Number: 16.582
Funding or PIN Number: O-OVC-2023-171714
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/05/23 11:59 PM ET - deadline; 06/12/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA and territories nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Tribes, and IHEs to support victims of crime. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for creative solutions to expand available services for victims of crime, particularly those from underrepresented communities.

The goal for this program is to generate proposals that reflect the authentic needs and challenges of the victim services field in responding to the current realities of crime victimization in our country. Specific goals for OVC include identifying innovative approaches to issues that have challenged the victim services field for years; identifying relevant and cost-effective solutions that can be replicated and sustained over time; building knowledge about what strategies may increase service options for those victims who have very few service options available to them; and enhancing the access points through which crime victims can receive the services they need. Areas of particular interest to OVC include those listed below:

  • Increased access to victim services for persons with disabilities, with a particular focus on initiatives led by persons with disabilities.
  • Service interventions that address victims of crime who are often overlooked for specialized services (e.g., victims of robbery, assault, carjacking, or burglary).
  • Innovative approaches to providing culturally relevant and culturally specific services, with a particular focus on approaches led by culturally specific organizations.
  • Subaward programs that aim to fund smaller community-based, culturally specific programs or organizations.
  • Demonstration programs that test approaches to increasing service options or expanding access borrowed from other disciplines, such as public health, psychology, social work, forensic science, or others.

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables:


  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
For profit organizations other than small businesses, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Small businesses

For the purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

OVC will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of crime victimization and have the capacity and experience to implement the proposed project activities, including the expertise necessary to address the challenges identified related to equity and underserved communities. Applicants may include partner organizations as subgrantees to bolster the level of experience and expertise necessary to carry out the project.

Pre-Proposal Conference
OVC will hold one solicitation webinar. This call will provide a detailed overview of the solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Preregistration is required for all participants. Participation in the webinar is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., eastern time


Pre-Application Information
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 5, 2023.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by 8:59 eastern time on June 12, 2023.

To use the webinar time most efficiently, OVC encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than 2 days prior to the webinar.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants.
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form when they register in Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in JustGrants.
- Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

OJP Grant Application Resource Guide:

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For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the link above.

Webinar recording:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $500,000

Term of Contract
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23
Period of Performance Duration: 36 months

Contact Information
Submit pre-webinar questions to

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and an SF-LLL in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or

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