Grant Details

Victims of Crime Act

West Virginia Department of Homeland Security, Justice and Community Services

Entity Eligible to Apply for Grant:
City, County, Tribal, State Governments; Non-profits; Other

Type of Grant:

The goal of the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant Program is to provide direct services to all victims of crime regardless of their ability to pay for
services rendered or availability of insurance or other third-party payment resources. 

Crime victims suffer tremendous emotional, physical, and financial losses. It is the intent of VOCA to reduce the impact of the crime by offering effective services at no cost to the victims. 

VOCA provides financial aid to state crime victim compensation programs and crime victim assistance programs. The Act established within the U.S. Treasury a separate account known as the Crime Victim’s Fund. The fund is not financed by tax dollars, but is generated entirely by fines, penalty assessments, and forfeited appearance and bail bonds collected by the federal government. 

State Administrative Agencies have the sole discretion to determine which organizations will receive funding and amounts. Recipients must meet the requirements of the VOCA program and Program Guidelines.


​To receive additional guidelines regarding this grant program, please contact Marty Hatfield at​​

How to Apply

Funding opportunity will be posted on the Vendor Self-Service website at the link below.​​

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Dates to Remember

Posted Date

Due Date

Funding Opportunity posted to Vendor Self-Service (VSS) website

Applications due

Important Contacts

Grant Contact Information

Carol Blankenship, Criminal Justice Specialist II

Secondary Contact

Tammy Lemon, Criminal Justice Program Manager