OCVA Grants and Funding

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. The intent is to provide victim service funding to organizations with a primary mission and history of service to specific communities or cultures.

Eligible applicants must have a primary mission and history of being operated by and for a historically marginalized population and engaging a historically underserved community. Native American Tribes and tribal organizations are also eligible.

Application Due Date: August 18, 2017

Download the application documents here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Download the FAQ here. 

All questions received by the application coordinator, including those that were discussed at the June 20 teleconference, have been documented and are available in the FAQ. This document will be updated weekly as additional questions are received. The last update to the FAQ document will be on August 1, 2017.

Application Revision:

A revision to this application was made on June 23, 2017. Revisions were exclusively to Appendix C: Combined Service Standards and Definitions.

Question And Answer Teleconference

July 20, 2017

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This is the second of two teleconferences to answer questions related to the Culturally and Community Specific Services Initiative Competitive Grant application. Questions and answers will be posted to the OCVA website beginning June 23 and updated weekly as additional questions are received.

Participants are free to join by clicking the Join Skype Meeting link below, or you can just use the call in number. (We do not anticipate having a video aspect to this call.)

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1 (360) 407-3813 (COM) English (United States)

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Conference ID: 369349

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.

Application Due Date: June 15, 2017 for July 1, 2017 Start Date

Download the 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.

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.

http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/pages/contact_info.jsp

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

1-866-705-5711

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

https://www.unitedstatesbusinessregistration.us/

1-866-706-8220

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:
ocva@commerce.wa.gov
Direct Service Line:1-800-822-1067

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