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National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators: Community Awareness Project

Deadline: November 22, 2019

The National Association of VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Assistance Administrators (NAVAA), in cooperation with the Office for Victims of Crime, is seeking proposals for innovative and collaborative approaches to promoting community‐wide public awareness of the rights and available services for victims of all types of crimes during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 19-25, 2020. The 2020 NCVRW theme is “Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope.” Examples of past projects supported are:

  • Public event at which individual members of the general public physically attend in-person (e.g., candlelight vigils, information or resource fairs, 5k walk/runs, memorial services)
  • Mass media advertising (e.g., newspaper, radio, or television ads, billboards, mass transit, movie theatre ads, social media)
  • The production, publication, and distribution of printed materials (e.g., brochures, posters, victims’ rights cards, resource directories)
  • The production and distribution of promotional giveaway items (e.g., bracelets, buttons, t-shirts, grocery/tote bags) that contain a message related to NCVRW

Amount: Approximately 90-100 communities will be awarded up to $5,000 each.

Eligibility: Public agencies, nonprofits, community-based victim service organizations, faith-based organizations, tribal organizations, and community coalitions with a commitment to advocating for the rights and services of crime victims are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit organizations without 501(c)3 status that serve crime victims or are VOCA funded are also eligible to apply.

Link: https://navaa.org/community-awareness-project/

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