Crime Victim Service Center Grant Program

The goal of this grant is to support fundamental CVSC Services, such as crisis intervention, advocacy, legal advocacy, medical advocacy and emergency financial assistance (EFA) to individuals who have been hurt or harmed. 

The Crime Victims Service Center Grant Program is funded by both Washington State general funds and Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds. This application details the process to procure funding to provide services for individuals who have experienced or been affected by harm (crime), such as assault, burglary, child abuse, drunk and drugged driving, homicide, identity theft, trafficking, hate crimes, kidnapping, property crimes, and others

Submit questions about the Crime Victim Service Center application to the Application Coordinator via email at susanne.guinn@commerce.wa.gov.

Download the application materials here. 

An FAQ document of all application questions submitted to the Application Coordinator is available for download in the applications documents folder linked above.

SFY 2020 Victim/Witness Assistance Grant Program Renewal Application

Eligible applicants must be a County prosecutor-based victim-witness assistance program.

This application details the process to apply for renewal funding for systems-based victim witness assistance services.

Download application materials here.

VOCA By and For Victim Services

Any public agency, Tribe, or nonprofit organization with a primary mission and history of serving a specific marginalized community is encouraged to apply for this funding to provide culturally and community specific services for victims of crime.

Applications are requested from victim service organizations operated by and for marginalized communities. Marginalized communities may include ethnic and racial minorities, immigrants and refugee communities, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, individuals with disabilities, and Tribes.

Submit questions about this application to the Application Coordinator via email at nicky.gleason@commerce.wa.gov.

Download application materials here.

An FAQ document of all application questions submitted to the Application Coordinator is available for download in the Applications Documents folder.

OCVA Victims of Crime Act Fact Sheets

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.

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.sam.gov/portal/SAM/
1-866-606-8220.

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