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Welcome to the Kansas Governor's Grants Program!


Grant funds are available from the Federal Victim Assistance of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance grant program for the funding period of October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022, to eligible applicants.  The purpose of this grant program is to fund public agencies, American Indian tribe/organizations,  nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations, including underserved and culturally specific populations providing direct assistance to crime victims.   For the purpose of these grant program guidelines, direct services are defined as those efforts that (1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; (2) assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; (3) assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety such as boarding up broken windows and replacing or repairing locks.  A crime victim is a person who has suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime.

All grant applications must be submitted via the Kansas Governor’s Grant Portal by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2021.  To quickly locate the solicitation in the Grant Portal, use “CRIME VICTIM” for the keywords in your search or access the 2022 VOCA Solicitation at VOCA Solicitation.  For more information, contact the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program at (785) 291-3205 or kggp@ks.gov.

Leave No Victim Behind

Leave No Victim Behind V, the only national conference to focus on mass violence response, will be held virtually on August 17–19, 2021. This year’s theme is
Serving Victims of Mass Violence During a Pandemic and Civil Tragedy. Conference topics will include virtual service delivery to victims of mass violence, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, how to create a community resiliency center, law enforcement officers who lose their lives in the line of duty, response to workplace violence, federal resources, and creating a permanent memorial. 

To register, please go to https://leavenovictimbehind.org/. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Questions can be emailed to admin@leavenovictimbehind.org.

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.


COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 links which may be helpful for your organization: 

COVID-19 Go Get Tested Sites

Kansas COVID-19 Response and Recovery

KDHE COVID-19 Resource Center

Kansas Academy for Victim Assistance

Applications are accepted year-round for the next year's KAVA.  KAVA Application

All 2021 KAVA courses will be online. The course takes five weeks to complete, with a total of 8-9 hours of pre-work and a live virtual class each week. 

The tentative dates are:

  • May 10 - June 11, 2021
  • July 26 - Aug 27, 2021
  • Oct 4 - Nov 5, 2021

Subgrantee Information

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