Grants Management Unit (GMU)


Domestic Violence/Victims Services Grants

These grants are awarded to non-profit, governmental and community agencies that provide direct services to victims of crime.

    Victims of Crime Act

    The primary purpose of VOCA is to support the provision of services to victims of crime throughout the nation. According to the VOCA Program Guidelines, 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 victimization; (3) help victims understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security. For the purpose of the VOCA crime victim assistance grant program, a crime victim is a person who has suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime. Funding cannot be used for the investigation of crimes, collection of evidence to further the prosecution of crimes or for prevention activities.

    Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)

    The primary purpose of FVPSA is to support public or non-profit organizations within the state of Nevada to prevent incidents of family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance to victims of family violence and their dependents in order to prevent future incidents.

      Victims of Domestic Violence fund (ML)

      The primary purpose of ML is to provide funding to programs within each county that serve victims of domestic violence to include children and adolescents exposed to domestic violence.