There are several objectives related to Vision 21. These include: (1) Tribal assistance for victims of violence; (2) Funding and enhancing the provision of direct victim services; and (3) Providing funding to the States to address victims’ multiple legal issues through a broad and coordinated community network of “wraparound” pro bono legal services and to help jurisdictions build their technological infrastructure in order to improve provision of services to victims of crime.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Office for Victims of Crime
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
P.L. 113-76, Division B, Department of Justice Appropriations Act 2014, Office of Justice Programs, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance, Subparagraph (30); and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E – Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
The application of E.O. 12372 is contingent upon whether the state has designated an entity to coordinate and review proposed federal financial assistance. See list of states that require this at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_spoc. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
OJP is committed to ensuring a fair and open process for awarding grants. OVC reviews the application to make sure that the information presented is reasonable, understandable, measurable, and achievable, as well as consistent with the solicitation.
Peer reviewers will review the applications submitted under this solicitation that meet basic minimum requirements. OVC may use internal peer reviewers, external peer reviewers, or a combination, to review the applications. An external peer reviewer is an expert in the subject matter of a given solicitation who is NOT a current DOJ employee. An internal reviewer is a current DOJ employee who is well-versed or has expertise in the subject matter of this solicitation. A peer review panel will evaluate, score, and rate applications that meet basic minimum requirements. Peer reviewers’ ratings and any resulting recommendations are advisory only. In addition to peer review ratings, considerations for award recommendations and decisions may include, but are not limited to, underserved populations, geographic diversity, strategic priorities, past performance, and available funding.
The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with OVC, reviews applications for potential discretionary awards to evaluate the fiscal integrity and financial capability of applicants, examines proposed costs to determine if the Budget Detail Worksheet and Budget Narrative accurately explain project costs, and determines whether costs are reasonable, necessary, and allowable under applicable federal cost principles and agency regulations.
Absent explicit statutory authorization or written delegation of authority to the contrary, all final award decisions will be made by the Assistant Attorney General, who may consider factors including, but not limited to, underserved populations, geographic diversity, strategic priorities, past performance, and available funding when making awards.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
From 1 to 15 days. For statutory formula awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18. There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application, but for discretionary awards, see 28 C.F.R. Part 18.
From 120 to 180 days. Some solicitations will have the potential for non-competitive supplemental funding based on performance and availability of appropriations, which will involve re-application for each eligible year for invited grantees.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Assistance and services for victims of crime. Vision 21 is a strategic planning initiative based on an 18-month national assessment by OVC that systematically engaged the crime victim advocacy field and other stakeholder groups in assessing current and emerging challenges—and opportunities—facing the field. The initiative is designed to address identified needs including the need for more victim-related data, research and program evaluation; holistic legal assistance for crime victims; resources for tribal victims; and capacity building to provide technology- and evidence-based training and technical assistance. OVC will undertake several initiatives related to Vision 21. These include: (1) Tribal assistance for victims of violence; (2) Funding and enhancing the provision of direct victim services; and (3) Providing funding to the States to address victims’ multiple legal issues through a broad and coordinated community network of “wraparound” pro bono legal services and to help jurisdictions build their technological infrastructure in order to improve provision of services to victims of crime. Grantees will need to address one of these initiatives. 100%.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Semiannual programmatic progress reports. Quarterly financial status reports. Grant managers will review the progress reports submitted by grantees. Grant managers will conduct regular assessments of the grant's progress. this may also require an on site visit.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. See 2 CFR 200 for audit requirements
See 2 C.F.R . § 200.334 for the government-wide requirements for retention requirements for records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies by solicitaiton. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
US Department of Justicee, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Victims of Crime 810 Seventh St, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 8003630441
(Project Grants) FY 14 $12,500,000; FY 15 est $12,500,000; and FY 16 est $25,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$250,000 to $1,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects