OVC FY 15 Services for Family Members of Victims of Kidnapping and Hostage Taking and Returned Hostages


One cooperative agreement of up to $200,000 will be awarded to an eligible applicant to identify the needs of families of overseas hostages, kidnapped victims, and returned hostages; and provide information and referral to available services, assistance, and emotional support as they navigate the complex issues that arise in the aftermath of the kidnapping or hostage-taking. Applicants must demonstrate an established capacity to operate on a national level, as well as knowledge of the victim services field and the ability to coordinate and collaborate with, and provide referrals to, available resources and services throughout the United States, including those at the local level, to support the family members of these victims and returned hostages. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 2, 2015, deadline.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/01/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office of Justice Programs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations with the financial, administrative, and programmatic experience and expertise to manage a federal award to serve family members of victims of overseas kidnapping and hostage taking and returned hostages who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Applicants must demonstrate a unique capability and strong desire to reach and serve these Federal Crime victims through a national scope project. A private nonprofit organization is not required to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. OVC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations. OVC welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire project. Only one application per lead applicant will be considered; however, subrecipients may be part of multiple proposals. This project is authorized under 42 U.S.C. § 10603(c)(1)(B). For additional eligibility information, see Section C. Eligibility Information.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact Allison Turkel, Deputy Director, Federal, International and Tribal Division, by telephone at 202–305–2117.
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $200,000.00


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