Comment on VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program Proposed Regulation
30 Aug 2013
VOCA authorizes OVC to provide annual grants from the Crime Victims Fund to state and territories to financially support direct services to crime victims through eligible victim assistance programs. The proposed regulation provides guidance to state/territorial agencies administering the VOCA victim assistance program, and reflects changes in VOCA, the allocation of funds, OVC policy, and the needs of the crime victims' field.
All comments received are considered part of the public record and are generally make available for public inspection on www.Regulations.gov
. Please see the additional information aobut submitting public comments under the heading "Supplementary Information" in the proposed regualtion.
Once the public comment period closes, OVC will review the comments and make any necessary changes to the draft. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) then has 90-days to review the draft final regulation and return it to OVC. It will then be published again in the Federal Register, and will go into effect 30-days after final publication.
You may view the proposed regulations at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=OJP-2013-0002-0001