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Victim Services Support Program

The Victim Services Support Program provides funding to programs providing services to victims of crime across the state of Iowa.  The links below are currently funded programs.

Full List of All Funded Programs Serving Victims of Crime in Iowa

Lists of Funded Programs by Service Program Type: 

Shelter-Based Service Programs; Domestic Abuse Comprehensive Service Programs; 

Sexual Assault Comprehensive Service Programs; Culturally Specific Service Programs

Iowa Survivors of Homicide and Other Violent Crimes Service Programs

Human Trafficking Victim Service ProgramsVOCA New Initiatives Service Programs

Criminal Justice Funded Programs

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

Grant Application and Review Process

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

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.

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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