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Funding Opportunities for Service Providers

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Requests for Application

The Office of Victim Services (OVS) releases all Requests for Application (RFA) each year. The release dates are primarily in April of each year although RFAs for special initiatives may be released over the summer months. The RFA is available to all local nonprofits or governmental agencies that provide services to victims of crime. Each RFA packet outlines any specific eligibility and grant requirements for the programs. To be informed of the release of all RFAs from OVS and other District funding opportunities, please visit the Office of Partnerships and Grants Development to access Grant Funding Alerts.


Notice of Funds Availability

Typically during spring of each fiscal year, the Office of Victim Services (OVS) conducts a four-to-six week competitive Request for Application (RFA) Program. The competitive process is required by Chapter 50 of the DC Register. In order to compete, applicants must provide:

  • Verification of their nonprofit status
  • A copy of their "certified" financial report for the last full calendar year
  • Proof of successfully passing other certifications, assurances and special conditions listed in the RFA

Notification to awardees normally takes place by September 1 of the current calendar year. To find the primary announcement vehicles and current grants list, visit the Office of Partnerships and Grants Development's Grant Funding Alerts and the District Grants Clearinghouse or contact our OVS staff.


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