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Victim Services Support Program


Announcement: Funding Opportunity for Survivors of Homicide and Other Violent Crimes

The Victim Services Support Program, a component of the Crime Victim’s Assistance Division (CVAD) of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office has released a request for proposals (RFP) and is seeking applicants to provide victim services to survivors of homicide and other violent crime (SOH/OVC) victims in part of Zone #4 in the following Iowa counties: Benton, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Poweshiek, Tama, Van Buren and Washington. The organization currently holding the contract to provide SOH/OVC services in this area has relinquished their CVAD contract and will no longer provide SOH/OVC services in the communities covered by this funding opportunity.

CVAD seeks grant proposals from victim service agencies, nonprofit agencies and governmental agencies for projects or programs designed to strengthen effective and holistic responses to homicide and other violent crime victims in Iowa. This is a competitive two-year grant.

DUE DATE: June 10, 2020

General Grant Application and Review Process

When grant funds become available from the state or federal government funding information is distributed through the website.  You can find out more information about available funding and how to submit an application on the State of Iowa's Grants Management System.   

The submitted proposals are reviewed and evaluated by a volunteer grant review committee. The committee is made up of persons with expertise in victim services, grant management, and public policy.

The review committee and CVAD staff submit their recommendations for funding to the Crime Victim Assistance Board. The Board determines final grant awards to the extent funds are available and to the extent the applicants meet eligibility criteria.

Click here for more information on grant eligibility, required grant certificates, and required grant reports.

Click here for administrative rules governing the VSS Program.

The VSS Program administers grant funds that provide partial funding to local and statewide crime victim service programs in Iowa.


Grantee Resources


Contact Information

Office of the Attorney General of  Iowa
Crime Victim Assistance Division
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 Administrator Lori Miller.

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