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The Criminal Justice and Victim Services funding opportunities have closed

When there is a competitive grant cycle, the Victim Assistance Section of the Iowa Attorney Generals' Office will issue a request for proposals and post updates this webpage. At this time there are no funding opportunities available. When there is an active solicitation for grant submissions, the AG's office will  seek grant proposals from victim service agencies, nonprofit agencies and governmental agencies for projects or programs designed to strengthen effective and holistic responses to victimization in Iowa. 

Grantee Orientation Meetings: 

September 7th in Des Moines at the Polk County River Place from 1:30 to 3:30
September 13th in Mason City at 17262 Lark Ave - from 10 am to noon
September 19th in Coralville at 1401 5th Street from 10 am to noon
September 20th in Sioux City at 607 4th Street from 1:00 to 3:00
September 25th in Waterloo at 1605 Lafayette Street from 10:30 to 12:30
September 27th in Atlantic at 507 Poplar Street from 10 am to noon. 

All grantees who were awarded funding beginning on October 1, 2023 are invited to attend one of these meetings. The meetings are not required nor is there an RSVP. 

Here is the PowerPoint from the meetings.

Applicants New to Victim Assistance Funding:

More information about Iowa GVS is provided in the Iowa GVS Grantee Manual, which provides new and existing users information on navigating Iowa GVS.

Iowa Grants for Victim Services

The Victim Assistance Section of the Iowa Attorney's Office generally awards their victim services grant funds for three-year grant cycles.  Organizations not already registered in our grant management system, Iowa Grants for Victim Services, must register prior to submitting a grant application.  

Organizations must register in Iowa GVS by going to the New User? Register Here! link under the Login panel on the right side of the screen. The initial registration for your organization must be completed by your authorized official, and after that the Authorized Official will be able to add additional user for your organization in Iowa GVS. 

You will be required to provide: 

• Personal information - provide your work address, phone, email, etc. 
• Organizational information 
• Details about your organization 
• Financial information

Each person who should have access to your  grants must have an account in Iowa GVS as well. 

Criminal Justice Grants - The deadline to apply for these competitive grants is past.

Criminal justice grants are awarded to non profit organizations, law enforcement agencies, courts, victim witness coordinators and prosecutors. The majority of funding for criminal justice grants is STOP and VOCA; the projects funded include violence against women prosecutors, victim witness coordinators, DART and SART teams, violence against women law enforcement efforts and community coordinated response teams. 

Victim Services Grants - The deadline to apply for these grants is past. 

Victim services grants are awarded to non profit organizations, governmental agencies and institutes of higher education. Victims services grants fund projects and programs designed to assist crime victims with healing after victimization.  These grants are for comprehensive victim services agencies, culturally specific agencies and organizations who serve victims in specific capacity.  

The Iowa Attorney General's Office administers the following grant funds:  


Contact Information

Office of the Attorney General of  Iowa
Victim Assistance
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5044
Toll-Free: 800-373-5044
FAX: 515-281-8199

For more information contact Victim Services Support Program.

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