Through the FY19 Enhancing Language and Other Access to Services Program, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) seeks to enhance language access services for crime victims to break down barriers that prevent many individuals from reporting crimes and accessing the services they need after crime victimization.
Funding will support the provision of direct services and the development of language access plans and will expand the capacity of community-based organizations within linguistically specific communities to address the needs of victims of all types of crime.
OVC expects to make up to 10 awards of up to $200,000 each. The estimated total amount awarded under this program is anticipated to be $2 million. OVC expects to make awards for a 24-month period of performance, to begin on October 1, 2019. Apply by June 26, 2019.
OVC will conduct a pre-application webinar on May 14, 1–2 p.m. e.t., to review requirements and conduct a question and answer session. Register now.