How to apply...
Applications will be accepted following an incident of terrorism or mass violence in accordance with the timetable set forth in the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program Guidelines. Applications for the International Terrorism Victim Compensation Program will be accepted upon a determination that an act of international terrorism has occurred. There are two factors that determine the application submission requirements for the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program: 1) the applicant status, i.e., government agency (federal, State, or local), non-governmental organization, or victim service organization; and 2) the type of support requested, i.e., crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice, victim compensation, technical assistance (no direct funding). Application requirements are listed below. Application requirements for State crime victim compensation programs - Funding will be made available to State crime victim compensation programs in response to an incident of terrorism within the United States in the form of a grant. Requests for funding from State crime victim compensation programs may be made at anytime and should include: 1) a description of the qualifying crime; 2) the projected number of claims to be paid and the projected number of claimants to receive payments; 3) the State's maximum award amount by category, i.e., medical, mental health, loss wages, funeral, etc.; and 4) SF424, Application for Federal Assistance and applicable assurances and forms. The request should also describe the range of expenses covered by the program and the amount of State funding available to cover victim claims. Application requirements for all other recipients of funds - All other applicants seeking Emergency Reserve support are required to submit a letter of request containing the following information: 1) Type of crime and description of the criminal event; 2) Identification of the lead law enforcement agency conducting the investigation; 3) Estimated number of victims affected by the crime; 4) Description of the applicant's role in responding to the victim population since the date of the incident; 5) Description of services that funding will support and how these efforts will complement services in place or respond to an unmet need; 6) The amount of funding requested and the time frame for support; and 7) Description of outreach and coordination with other public and private entities in the process of preparing the request for assistance. In addition, applicants, except Federal agencies, must submit (1) SF424, Application for Federal Funding and applicable assurances and forms; and (2) Budget and budget narrative including a description of all other federal and nonfederal contributions (cash or in-kind). To Request Training and Technical Assistance Support - Training and Technical Assistance may be requested by submitting a letter describing the nature of the problem; the type of expertise or assistance needed; the duration of assistance; and the projected outcomes of the technical assistance or training. See OVC guidelines published in the Federal Register (Vol. 67, No. 21, Thursday, January 31, 2002) for additional information on application requirements for the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program. Regulations for the International Terrorism Victim Compensation Program are pending publication in the Federal Register.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
See OVC guidelines for award procedures for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes funding published in the Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 21, Thursday, January 31, 2002. Upon receipt and internal review of a complete application, it is the intention of OVC to notify applicants of funding decision within 5 business days or as soon as practicable. The applicant may be notified by telephone, Internet or facsimile. (See Application Kit for Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, page 6 and Errata Sheet for further details.)
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.