The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984 provides federal financial assistance to states for the purpose of compensating
and assisting victims of crime, as well as expanding and enhancing direct services. Priority program areas under VOCA are: Sexual Assault
Victims, Spousal Abuse Victims, Child Abuse and Neglect Victims, and Previously Underserved Victims of Violent Crime. VOCA grants are awarded
to both private nonprofit and public agencies. All projects are required to utilize volunteers and to assist victims in applying for
victims' compensation benefits. All grants are reviewed on a competitive basis. Currently, continuation grants are provided first
priority. Matching requirement for projects is 80 percent federal and 20 percent in-kind or cash. To learn more about the VOCA grant program,
please click the Application Guideline and Procedures link below.
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