VOCA New Initiative Victim Assistance Grant Program (VOCA NI)

Grant Program Name:VOCA New Initiative Victim Assistance Grant Program (VOCA NI)
Source of Funds:Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.
Amount Available:Varies depending on Virginia’s annual federal VOCA allocation. FY17-Approximately $14 million
Application Development Resources:
Purpose of Funds:The primary purpose of these guidelines is to increase access to culturally appropriate direct victim services for unserved/underserved victims of crime.
Program Goals:Services should be welcoming, culturally inclusive, physically accessible, and appropriate to all victims seeking assistance. For the purposes of these guidelines, unserved/underserved populations can be any victim population that lacks adequate access to victim services in your service area.
Eligibility Requirements:Public and private non-profit entities including state and local governments and community-based organizations may be eligible to apply. See the application guidelines for complete details about eligibility.
Match Requirements:Federal VOCA Guidelines require cash or in-kind match. See the Application Guidelines for additional information.
Grants Awarded Date:Grant funding is awarded on a federal fiscal year cycle (Oct. – Sept.).
Contact Information:

Grant Coordinator(s)

Patricia Foster
Victim Witness Grant Program Coordinator
(804) 371-8634

Grant Monitor(s)

Amia Barrows
Supervisor, Victims Services Program Specialists
(804) 225-4060
Dione Bassett
Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
(804) 965-4019
Chad Felts
Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
(804) 965-4427
Andrew Kinch
Victims Crisis Assistance and Response Team Program Specialist
(804) 225-4331
Michelle Miles
SRO/SSO Grant Monitor
(804) 225-1846
Chrissy Smith
Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
(804) 339-9137
Tierra Williams
VSTOP & VSDVVF Grant Program Coordinator
(804) 786-1165

DCJS Grants Administration
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804.786.4000
Fax: 804.786.7231