OCVA Grants and Funding - Washington State Department of Commerce

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Grant Program

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy and Public Safety has funding from the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Grant Program to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system with special emphasis on drug control, violent crime and serious offenders.  The purpose of this application is to provide funds for programs that fall into the following categories: law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment, planning, evaluation, and technology improvements and crime victim and witness assistance programs (excluding compensation).

Application due date: January 23, 2017

Download application materials here.

Submit questions to the application coordinator via email at bill.johnston@commerce.wa.gov or by phone at 360-725-3030.

Culturally and Community Specific Services Initiative

OCVA’s VOCA 2015-2019 State Plan set aside funding specifically for programs operated by and for historically marginalized populations. Eligible applicants must be a public or non-profit organization (such as a 501 (c)(3)) or Native American Tribe or Tribal organization, and have a record of engaging and working with underserved communities for a minimum of one year. The intent of these funds is to provide victim service funding to organizations or entities that are culturally based, directed, and substantially controlled by individuals from the historically marginalized populations(s) to be served.

Application Due Date:  November 17, 2017
Download application materials here.

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Services - VOCA Initiative

OCVA’s Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State Plan 2015-2019 set aside funding to address the unmet victim service needs in our state. This application is responsive to that plan and reflective of the “Specific Crimes and Specific Services” purpose area. Also, in 2016 OCVA was involved in a study to measure Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) availability throughout Washington State. One of the recommendations from the study is to provide additional resources in order to increase availability and timely services.

The purpose of this application is to address the significant service delivery issues in our state and increase access to sexual assault medial forensic examinations. The intention of these grant funds is to complement existing resources, such as Crime Victims Compensation, creating a more sustainable service model.

Application due date: November 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Application revised November 16, 2017. Pages 28 and 30, text in red. Updates specific to debriefing and protest procedure only.

Submit questions to the Application Coordinator via email at tara.wolfe@commerce.wa.gov.

Download application documents here.


Training Bank Grant Program

Eligible applicants must be current recipients of the specific grants, contracts, and agreements outlined in the application. This funding is to support training costs for direct service staff who provide advocacy and other direct services, and for their supervisors for trainings related to the provision of advocacy and direct services and the supervision of direct-service staff.

New applications will be accepted through March 31, 2018.
Please allow a minimum of four weeks before an anticipated training event to process your application.

Download the application materials here.

Language Bank Grant Program

Eligible applicants must be current recipients of the specific grants, contracts, and agreements outlined in the application. This funding is to support the cost of interpretation and translation services necessary to provide advocacy or other direct services and outreach activities to individuals who have been hurt or harmed. Costs related to interpretation or translation services with the primary purpose to support communication between a client and the criminal or civil legal system are not eligible.

New applications will be accepted through March 31, 2018. Please allow a minimum of four weeks before an anticipated training event to process your application.

Download the application documents here.

Important Notice

Some grantees have recently experienced a scam regarding renewal of a DUNS number. Your agency may receive an email, regular mail or telephone notice stating that it is time to renew your DUNS number.

The fraudulent link is https://getregistrations.com/getstarted and the telephone numbers are 1-844-392-8983 (internationally) 001-727-312-3123.

The fraudulent website appears to look like an official website and already has possession of the subgrantee’s CAGE number, DUNS number and agency name and address. Once an individual enters the website they are asked to submit money for the renewal cost.

There is never a cost to obtain or annually renew a DUNS number.

Only use the website links and telephone numbers listed below to obtain or renew a DUNS number, or ask questions regarding your DUNS number.

The website listed below is the Dun & Bradstreet Request Service.


Voice Phone: 866-705-5711
TTY Line: 877-807-1679 (Hearing Impaired Customers)

The website listed below is the grants.gov website. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/organization-registration/step-1-obtain-duns-number.html


The website and telephone number listed below is for SAM.gov.



If your agency is contacted by a source other than the agencies listed above, or asked to submit money, please report the website and/or telephone number to your State Grantee Agency and Attorney General’s Office.

Program Links

Contact us

Office Of Crime Victims Advocacy
Washington State Department Of Commerce
PO Box 42525
1011 Plum Street Se
Olympia, WA 98504-2525
Grantee Line: 1-866-857-9889
Fax: 360-586-7176

If you are a victim of a crime and are looking for services:
Direct Service Line:1-800-822-1067

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