Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Program Title 
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Crime Victims Assistance

Program Description 
Federal grant funds are awarded to the State of Arkansas to support crime victim assistance projects statewide that expand and enhance direct services to victims of crime and provide training and technical assistance to service providers.

Source of Funding 
U. S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

Eligible Program Participants 
Public and nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to crime victims. Examples of eligible participants include, but are not limited to, local victim services organizations, including domestic violence shelters, child abuse programs, rape crisis centers, and law enforcement, prosecutorial and court-based victim assistance programs.

Method of Notification 
Notice of federal funding availability through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) is announced through the formal publication of a state application kit. This kit contains the forms and instructions needed to fully complete an application, as well as the regulations and guidelines that each applicant will be required to adhere to should it be awarded a subgrant.

Program Funding Period 
October 1 through September 30 

Request for Proposal