Thanks to our colleague Dennis Romero at SAMHSA for sharing.
OVC is Awarding Funding to Increase Access to Mental Health Services for
Victims of Crime
Deadline: August 10, 2017
Posted: JUNE 27, 2017
OVC seeks applicants for the FY 2017 Vision 21 Integrated Services for
Victims Program: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services for Victims of
solicitation to bridge the divide between crime victims, victim service
providers, and mental health service providers so communities can create a
seamless network of services to assist crime victims.
OVC anticipates that it will make awards under five purpose areas.
1. Purpose Area 1: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training for Crime
Victim Advocates—Help victim service providers properly identify crime
victims who may be exhibiting signs of suicidality, refer them to
appropriate mental health services, and support their access to such
2. Purpose Area 2: Increasing Access to Victim Services for Victims of
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Who Have a Serious Mental
Illness—Increase the capacity of both victim service providers and mental
health service providers to provide mental health services to victims of
domestic violence and sexual assault who also have severe mental illness.
– Purpose Area 2A: Funding for Direct Services—Successful applicants
will (a) aid domestic violence and sexual assault services providers with
properly identifying victims who have a serious mental illness, referring
them to mental health services treatment, and adapting their operational
policies and procedures; and (b) assist mental health
– Purpose Area 2B: Training and Technical Assistance— Provide TTA to
successful applicants under Purpose Area 2A, in order to increase their
capacity to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual
assault who also have a severe mental illness.
3. Purpose Area 3: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services to
Traditionally Underserved Victims of Crime—For purposes of this program,
traditionally underserved victims of crime include, individuals who are
deaf and hard of hearing; lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT);
American Indians and Alaska Natives; individuals who are limited English
proficient (LEP); and individuals who reside in rural communities.
– Purpose Area 3A: Funding for Direct Services—Successful applicants
will develop and implement projects that use technology and other
innovative practices to reach these populations.
– Purpose Area 3B: Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)—Provide
TTA to successful applicants under Purpose Area 2A in order to increase
their capacity to overcome barriers to accessing mental health
services for members of underserved populations.
Apply by August 10, 2017.