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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Increasing Legal Access to Rural Victims of Crime

The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), award number 2017-VF-GX-K130, is excited to announce that we are soliciting proposals for the Increase Legal Access in Rural Areas grant (Project). This Project is intended to encourage innovative ideas and methods to increase legal services to crime victims in rural areas. Specifically, the Project is anticipated to fund sites that will leverage technology to provide holistic legal services, including enforcement of victims’ rights, to crime victims in rural communities. NCVLI anticipates awarding three subawards up to $750,000 starting in 2018 and ending August 31, 2020.

Non-Binding Letter of Intent
If you plan to apply, please send a non-binding letter of intent no later than April 11, 2018. It should include the following information regarding the anticipated lead applicant organization: contact person name, postal address, email address and telephone number. The letter should clearly identify the rural community in which the proposed program would operate. Send the letter to, regarding “Increasing Legal Services”.

Optional Pre-Application Information Webinar
NCVLI will conduct a pre-application information webinar on April 12, 2018 at 12:00pm (Pacific). Participation is optional. Register here. 

A recording of the information webinar can be found here.

Application Deadline
5pm (Pacific) on May 30, 2018.

How to Apply 
Apply online for the Increase Legal Access in Rural Areas Subgrant Solicitation.  
Alternatively, please submit application by email to: with a re: line of “Application for Subgrant Funding to Increase Legal Services”. You may also mail a completed application to National Crime Victim Law Institute, Attn: Increasing Access Grant, at 1130 SW Morrison St., Suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97205. Regardless of method of delivery, all applications must be received by 5pm (Pacific) on May 30, 2018.

Grant Subaward Notifcation
NCVLI plans to make the subaward selections by June 30, 2018. The selected sites will enter into a subaward contract with NCVLI.

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This solicitation is supported by Grant No. 2017-VF-GX-K130, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Project are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.