The 2023-2024 Crime Victim Services (CVS) Funding Opportunity Application period is closed. The next funding opportunity for 2025-2026 will launch in early 2024. Sign-up for our CVS Connections Newsletter to learn more about future funding opportunities.
What are CVS funds?
The Office for Victims Programs is committed to the physical and emotional recovery of crime victims and to the restoration of victims' confidence in the criminal justice system. Crime Victim Services (CVS) Grant funds from three federal grant sources:
- The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
- The S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women (VAWA)
- The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)
*State VALE was previously a part of the consolidated funding process, but has been removed and now has a separate funding process.
Who is eligible to apply?
Agencies that provide healing-centered services to victims of crime are eligible to apply. New agencies and projects are encouraged to apply.
For a specific list of eligibility guidelines and allowable activities by funding source, see links below:
How and When Do We Apply for Funding?
Download and read the Announcement and Instructions below before applying.
Applications and required attachments are due in ZoomGrants on Tuesday, February 22nd by 11:59 p.m.
Subscribe to the CVS Connections Newsletter to receive future CVS funding opportunities and updates regarding crime victim services funding.
CY 2023-2024 Crime Victim Services (CVS) Grant Funding Timeline
January 10, 2022 CVS Application Launch
January 2022 CVS Application Webinar
February 22, 2022 CVS Applications Due in Zoomgrants
Spring 2022 Staff and Board Review of Applications
Summer 2022 Funding Recommendations & Notification of Denials
Late Summer 2022 Reconsideration of Denials
Late Summer 2022 Notification of Awards
Fall Summer 2022 Contracting of Awards
January 1, 2023 CY 2023-2024 Awards Begin
Questions and Resources
Application Training Webinars
During the month of January, the Office for Victims Programs staff offered a series of webinars for those who are planning to apply for CVS funds (VOCA, S.T.O.P. VAWA, and SASP) for the 2023-2024 award period. This year, application webinars were hosted virtually, by agency type. Watch one of the videos of our recorded trainings below:
CY 23-24 CVS Grant Application Webinar (for Community Based Agencies)
CY 23-24 CVS Grant Application Webinar (for CASA and CACs)
CY 23-24 CVS Grant Application Webinar (for System Based Agencies)
CY 23-24 CVS Grant Application Webinar (for All Agencies)
- CVSA Board Priorities, Funding Philosophy, and Review Criteria
- Common Application Mistake & Commonly Asked Questions from the CVSA Board
- CVS Glossary of Terms
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Important Post-Award Information for New CVS Applicants Handout
- New CVS Applicant Resource Handout
- ZoomGrants Quickstart Guide for New Agencies
- ZoomGrants Quickstart Guide for Existing Agencies
- How to Open Adobe LiveCycle Forms - The Application and Financial Management Questionnaire