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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to announce the availability of Professional Development Scholarships to those who work with victims of crime. The program provides up to $1,000 for individuals, $1,500 for individuals whose participation in the event requires traveling to or from the contiguous United States, and up to $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking education opportunities. The scholarship program is administered by the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC).

Scholarship awards are based on eligibility, are limited to available funds, and are processed in the order in which applications are received. Scholarships are not transferable and can be used only for professional development related to an applicant’s responsibilities for serving victims of crime. Scholarship awards do not cover licensing or credentialing fees or bachelor/graduate degrees.

Do you want to let people know that training scholarships are available? Simply follow the directions on the Link to Us page to download and create a graphical link to the OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program page from your website.

Eligible applicants for the OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program include service providers from any organization, public, nonprofit, or faith-based, who provide direct victim services within the United States, the District of Columbia, and the following U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Please note: OVC TTAC is federally prohibited from providing technical assistance that may be used to participate in, support, or advocate for the legalization or practice of prostitution. Award Criteria and Requirements for Individual Applicants

Please note: Scholarship approval is not a certainty. Scholarship applicants are encouraged to check other sources of financial assistance and combine aid from various sources whenever possible. OVC reserves the right to deny scholarships to individuals or multidisciplinary teams seeking financial support to attend a training or event supported by other OVC discretionary or formula grant funding. Award Criteria and Requirements for Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Applicants

An MDT consists of up to five individuals from various disciplines who are collaborating to assist victims. MDT applicants have the same award criteria and requirements that apply to individual applicants, plus these additional requirements:

Recipients must complete these action items and return documentation to OVC TTAC within 14 calendar days after the event to receive reimbursement for expenses. The recipient’s supervisor must support the fulfillment of all post-event requirements.

Fill out the form based on all incurred costs from attending the event, as outlined by the line item maximums in the award email. Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) are reimbursable up to the maximum allowable Federal Government per diem rate for each day. For current rates, please visit www.gsa.gov/mie for more information. Detailed M&IE receipts are required for each meal. We do not cover any meals provided by the event organizers. Alcohol is not a reimbursable expense.

Scholarship recipients are required to complete the online SurveyMonkey survey in order to provide feedback on the scholarship application process. Note: We will delay processing your reimbursement until we receive confirmation that you completed the survey.

• Scholarship funds are available for the reimbursement of professional development expenses of up to $1,000 for individuals, $1,500 for individuals traveling from outside the contiguous United States, and $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams.

OVC TTAC must receive the completed Individual or Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) scholarship application(s) at least 60 calendar days in advance of the event start date, no exceptions granted. Online submissions are strongly encouraged. When will I be notified of an award decision?

• Fill out the form based on all incurred costs from attending the event, as outlined by the travel expenses maximums in the award email. Meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) are reimbursable up to the maximum allowable Federal Government per diem rate for each day. Detailed M&IE receipts are required.

No. According to OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program policies, OVC consultants are ineligible for Professional Development Scholarships, whether they are contracted to support the event in question or not. What do OVC consultants need to be aware of if they are interested in applying for Professional Development Scholarships?

• If an enrolled consultant has received an OVC assignment in the past 12 months and requests to be withdrawn from the OVC Consultant Network, he or she will have to wait 12 months from his or her last assignment before applying for a Professional Development Scholarship.

• If an individual applies to be a consultant less than 12 months after receiving a Professional Development Scholarship, he or she will not receive consultant fees for the first two days of his or her TTA assignments (unless the first assignment occurs more than 18 months from receiving the scholarship.)