Michigan has opened an application process for organizations to apply for funds (pdf) through the Federal Victims Of Crime Act (VOCA). If you are an organization in Michigan that works with underserved victims, you may be eligible to apply through this RFP process. The grant awards are between $50,000 and $1 million.
The funding will focus on three areas: on underserved survivors including, but not limited to people of color, elderly, male survivors, black males; Native American Tribal victims assistance services, and transitional supportive housing. Projects must meet an unmet community need.
The deadline is quickly approaching. Applications are due by July 27, 2017. Organizations must register in Michigan’s E-grams system by July 20th.
Through our VOCA Funding Toolkit, and assistance from our Grassroots Capacity Building Specialist, EJUSA can help groups determine if they are eligible, answer questions about the process, and provide some support for your group’s application. Please contact Latrina Kelly-James at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 823-5826 or download the toolkit here.
Full information about Michigan RFP process:
If you have trouble downloading the application packet, you can find it here.
Our VOCA project works to bring racial equity to victim services by helping community groups serving crime survivors in communities of color to gain access to new resources. We provide training, technical assistance, and capacity building to these community groups so they know what federal VOCA funds are and how to get them.