2014 NCVRW Community Awareness Project Funding

Funding Source: 
The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators / OVC
Type of Funding: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
5 000
Number of Awards Available: 
Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, community-based victim service organizations, faith-based organizations, tribal organizations, and community coalitions committed to advocating for the rights and services of crime victims are among those encouraged to apply. Organizations without 501(c) 3 status that serve crime victims and VOCA-funded organizations also are eligible to apply. Applications from individuals will not be considered for funding. Individuals with innovative ideas related to this project are encouraged to work in partnership with an organization or community coalition.
Contact or More Information: 
For more information, visit http://cap.navaa.org/.

NAVAA will reimburse at least 60 communities up to $5,000 each to aid them in conducting 2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week initiatives designed to enhance the general public's awareness of crime victims' rights and services, focuing on the year's theme, which will be announced soon.

Proposals should emphasize general public awareness of rights and services for victims of all types of crimes, and not focus on individual victim populations or activities targeted to specific, limited audiences.

Types of Activities
Generally, the types of activities supported with NCVRW CAP funds fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • a 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, recognition ceremonies, memorial services);
  • mass media advertising (e.g., newspaper, radio, or television ads, billboards, mass transit or movie theatre ads, including social media);
  • the production, publication and distribution of printed materials (e.g., brochures, posters, victims’ rights cards, resource directories); and/or
  • the production and distribution of promotional giveaway items (e.g. bracelets, buttons, t-shirts, grocery/tote bags) that contain a message related to NCVRW.