OVC FY 14 Vision 21 Victim Services Mobile Application

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 21, 2014 (Wednesday)
Award AmountUp to $ 250,000
Category of Funding ActivityLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - The lead applicant for the national focus mobile app must be a nonprofit victim-serving organization with the capacity to manage a national-scope project. The lead applicant for the specific state or local jurisdiction mobile app must be a state or local public agency, tribal government, or nonprofit organization serving crime victims in a specific jurisdiction. Lead applicants for both types of projects must either partner with a technology partner (e.g., professional software developer, university, or mobile applications startup) with experience in mobile solution design and development, or have a staff member with the demonstrated experience and appropriate technological qualifications (supported by a resume), to be eligible for funding. If the applicant does not demonstrate a partnership with a technology partner, the applicant will be deemed ineligible to submit an application for purposes of this solicitation. Applicants must also demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system and how crime victims interact with that system; and knowledge, skills, abilities, and technical understanding to plan, design, develop, market, and assess mobile solutions. Eligibility is a critical factor to the success of this initiative. Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), contracts, or other documentation must be included in this application to document eligibility. A private nonprofit organization does not have to have 501(c)3 status to apply for funding under this solicitation. OVC may elect to make continuation awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications, the success of the grantee, and on the availability of appropriations.

Program Description

OVC will make two awards of up to $250,000 each to enhance public awareness, outreach, and education by developing two distinct mobile applications (apps)?one with a national focus and another with a specific state, tribal, or local jurisdictional focus?to serve crime victims, their families, victim service providers, and allied professionals. These mobile apps will assist the target audience(s) by using technology to efficiently navigate the criminal justice system and to connect end users with victim-centered resources and services. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberOVC-2014-3871
Funding Opportunity TitleOVC FY 14 Vision 21 Victim Services Mobile Application
Opportunity CategoryLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards2
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 4, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateMay 21, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Archive DateJune 20, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 500,000
Award AmountUp to $ 250,000
CFDA Number
  • 16.582 - Crime Victim Assistance/Discretionary Grants

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - The lead applicant for the national focus mobile app must be a nonprofit victim-serving organization with the capacity to manage a national-scope project. The lead applicant for the specific state or local jurisdiction mobile app must be a state or local public agency, tribal government, or nonprofit organization serving crime victims in a specific jurisdiction. Lead applicants for both types of projects must either partner with a technology partner (e.g., professional software developer, university, or mobile applications startup) with experience in mobile solution design and development, or have a staff member with the demonstrated experience and appropriate technological qualifications (supported by a resume), to be eligible for funding. If the applicant does not demonstrate a partnership with a technology partner, the applicant will be deemed ineligible to submit an application for purposes of this solicitation. Applicants must also demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system and how crime victims interact with that system; and knowledge, skills, abilities, and technical understanding to plan, design, develop, market, and assess mobile solutions. Eligibility is a critical factor to the success of this initiative. Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), contracts, or other documentation must be included in this application to document eligibility. A private nonprofit organization does not have to have 501(c)3 status to apply for funding under this solicitation. OVC may elect to make continuation awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications, the success of the grantee, and on the availability of appropriations.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Justice
Program Information WebsiteFunding Opportunity
ContactOffice: Office of Justice Programs
Address: Office for Victims of Crime
Maria Acker, Communications Specialist, by telephone at 202-616-1729.
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