OCVA Grants and Funding

VOCA By and For Victim Services 2021

Funding is available to develop and enhance healing centered support and culturally and community specific services for BIPOC and unserved individuals who have experienced hurt, harm or crime. Services and activities must be provided by organizations that are operated by and for the community to be served.

This application is responsive to the section of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State Plan “Programs operated by and for historically marginalized populations.”

Eligibility is restricted to applicants that can demonstrate they are culturally based, directed, and substantially controlled by individuals from the specific BIPOC/unserved population served.

Applicants who have already received a VOCA By and For award for the project period (10/1/2021 through 9/30/22) are not eligible.

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

An optional bidder’s conference webinar will be held from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on August 5, 2021.  Information for logging into the bidder’s conference will be posted on a separate document in the application materials folder.  This webinar will be another opportunity to ask application questions.

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

Application Coordinator:  Nicky Gleason (nicky.gleason@commerce.wa.gov)

Funding Period:  October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022

Application due date:  August 19, 2021

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Service Enhancement and Expansion for Current Programs and Services to Address Unmet Victim Service Needs: A Combined Competitive Funding Initiative

Service Enhancement and Expansion for Current Programs and Services to Address Unmet Victim Service Needs: A Combined Competitive Funding Initiative

The funds available through this application are to support victim service providers in expanding and enhancing current programs, as well as to support victim service providers in addressing unmet victim service needs. Applications must align with one of the eligible priority areas (see application instructions for details).

This application is responsive to a portion of the “Specific Crimes and Specific Services” and the “Investment in Current Services” sections of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State Plan. The intent is to complement the existing network of services available throughout the state, focusing resources where there are gaps.

Please review the application criteria carefully. We strongly encourage applicants to contact the Application Coordinator with any questions.  

Application Coordinator:               Trisha Smith (trisha.smith@commerce.wa.gov).  

Funding Period:                                October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2023

Application Due Date:                    August 20, 2021 by 5:00 pm PST

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