The Grants Unit of the OVS oversees contracts based on the federal fiscal year, which is from October 1 - September 30, and the unit is responsible for three primary objectives:
1. Distribute federal Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) awards through an open, competitive process.
2. Administer and monitor the programmatic and fiscal activities of community-based victim/witness assistance
programs throughout the State.
These Victim and Witness Assistance programs provide a comprehensive array of services such as crisis
intervention, legal assistance, counseling, emergency financial assistance, transportation, intervention, information,
referrals, telephone counseling, and assistance with filing for crime victims compensation and other benefits.
3. Coordinate the activities of the statewide advisory council.