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Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Justice , Office Of Victims Of Crime
CFDA #: 16.321

Who is eligible to apply...

Criteria will vary depending on the grant. For terrorism or mass violence occurring outside the U.S., eligible applicants for funding under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, include States, victim service organizations, and public agencies (including federal, State or local governments) and non-governmental organizations that provide assistance to victims of crime. The USA Patriot Act of 2001 expanded the list of eligible applicants for funding in response to cases of terrorism or mass violence within the United States to include not only States and U.S. Attorneys Offices, but also victim service organizations, public agencies (federal, State and local) and non-government organizations that provide assistance to victims of crime. For an applicant to be eligible to receive compensation under the International Terrorism Victim Compensation Program (ITVCP) as authorized under VOCA, Title II, 1404C, 42 U.S.C. 10603c, an individual must be a national of the United States or an officer or employee of the U.S. Government, as of the date on which the act of international terrorism occurred. In addition, the individual must have suffered direct physical or emotional injury or death as a result of an act of international terrorism occurring on or after December 21, 1988, with respect to which an investigation or prosecution was ongoing after April 24, 1996.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
Eligible Functional Categories:

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). Applications for the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program must be submitted to the OVC Director as soon as practical following a terrorist or mass violence event by the appropriate State or federal official or private victim service and non-governmental organizations. OVC has developed an application kit for Antiterrorism and Emergency Reserve dollars. The kit is available on the OVC web-site at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc at the "grants and funding" page and will be mailed or faxed to potential applicants upon request.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.