Organizations that assist victims of crime now may apply for grants from a larger-than-ever pool of available money, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced.
Indiana will receive $40 million to distribute to agencies through the federal Victims of Crime Act. Grant applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. July 31. VOCA applications are accepted through the Egrants online application process, found at https://egrants.cji.in.gov. Applicants must be registered in Egrant – first-time registrants can register on Egrants webpage.
The institute announced earlier this month a 500 percent increase in funding for crime victims through the grant program established in 1984. VOCA is funded entirely by the collected revenue of federal crime fines, forfeitures, and special assessments.
For more information on statewide resources available to assist victims of crime, visit www.IN.gov/CJI, and click the victim services link. A second round of grants will be distributed later this year, according to CJI.