Discretionary Training and Technical Assistance Program for VOCA Victim Assistance Grantees FFY 2018
CSFA Number: 546-00-1751
Agency Name
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (546)
Agency Identification
Criminal Justice Information Authority
Agency Contact
Ronnie Reichgelt
Short Description
This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting the training and development of victim service providers throughout the Nation. The Department believes that ongoing training of direct victim service providers may improve victims’ outcomes as they recover from their victimizations.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Law, Justice, and Legal Services
Enabling Legislation
This project is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 20103(c)(1)(A).
Objectives and Goals
The goal of this program is to provide training and technical assistance to VOCA victim assistance service providers and others who work with crime victims. Since federal fiscal year (FY) 2015, the number of victim service providers receiving funds through the Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program has almost doubled. Additionally, in a series of focus groups with VOCA Victim Assistance Program administrators, OVC was advised that additional training funds were needed to ensure victim service professionals receive continuous training about victimization and the rights and services for victims of crime. Activities funded through this program may include, but are not limited to, the establishment or enhancement of state victim assistance academies (SVAA), statewide training initiatives, crime victim-related conferences, basic training for new programs, or scholarships to attend conferences and/or training for service providers and others who work with victims of crime. Subawards (“subgrants”) are permitted under this program.

The application should include a description of goals and activities related to the proposed project. Award recipients will be expected to conduct a comprehensive statewide training needs assessment, or review and update a recently completed comprehensive statewide training needs assessment in consultation with key stakeholders; develop a strategic plan for training state victim assistance service providers and others who work with crime victims;

technical assistance, including an evaluation process that allows OVC to assess user satisfaction of services; and

provide training and technical assistance, either directly or via subawards, to victim assistance service providers and other organizations that work with crime victims.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The purpose of this solicitation is to provide training and technical assistance to VOCA Victim Assistance service providers and others who work with victims of crime. By supporting victim service providers, OVC expects to improve outcomes for victims of crime.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are limited to state1 administering agencies for the Victims of Crime Act
(VOCA) Victim Assistance Program Formula Grants, authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 20103(a) and (b). Outside organizations are also eligible to apply for funding when such an application is made in partnership with the VOCA Victim Assistance Program state administering agency of the applicant’s state.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

OVC welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).2 The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $1,400,001
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
218911 MSCIllinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence01/01/202012/31/202090,367
218913 MSCIllinois Attorney General01/01/202012/31/202090,367
218912 MSCIllinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault01/01/202012/31/202090,367
218910 MSCChildren's Advocacy Center of Illinois01/01/202012/31/202045,566