• Funding Opportunities & Grants

    MOVA funds approximately 100 programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that provide free counseling and advocacy services to victims of crime. The funding itself comes from several sources:

    The funds are administered by The Grants Management and Program Resources (GMPR) team, which is dedicated to providing the tools and resources necessary for service providers to maximize their efforts. GMPR provides technical assistance and support directly to victim services providers. 

    For information on contracting with the state of Massachusetts, please visit the Operational Services Division website.

  • MOVA to Hold Public Hearings Regarding Victim Service Needs in Massachusetts

    The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) will hold two public hearings to hear about the needs of victims/survivors across the Commonwealth.  All victims/survivors, victim service providers, and allied professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend to help inform and guide funding priorities, trainings, and policy initiatives of the agency moving forward.

    The purpose of these public hearings is to hear firsthand information including, but not limited to:

    • The met and unmet needs of victims and their family members;
    • Identifying underserved populations of victims; and
    • The challenges/barriers faced by victims/survivors accessing needed services.

    Public Hearing Dates and Locations:

    Date:     Friday, October 10, 2014
    Time:     10:00am -12:00pm
    Place:    Baystate Medical Center, Holyoke, MA; Exact address/room location to be announced shortly

    Date:     Thursday, October 16, 2014         
    Time:     10:00am - 12:00pm
    Place:    Saltonstall Building, 2nd floor Conference Rooms C & D, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02108

    A RSVP is not required, but is suggested.  Please contact Kristen Tavano, Senior Grants Program Specialist, by email at Kristen.Tavano@state.ma.us by October 1, 2014 if you plan to attend either session or have questions regarding these hearings.  If you are unable to attend but wish to share your input on the above topics, brief written statements will be accepted through October 16, 2014, and can be sent to mova@state.ma.us.

MOVA to Hold Public Hearings Regarding Victim Service Needs in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) will hold two public hearings to hear about the needs of victims/survivors across the Commonwealth.  All victims/survivors, victim service providers, and allied professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend to help inform and guide funding priorities, trainings, and policy initiatives of the agency moving forward.

The purpose of these public hearings is to hear firsthand information including, but not limited to:

  • The met and unmet needs of victims and their family members;
  • Identifying underserved populations of victims; and
  • The challenges/barriers faced by victims/survivors accessing needed services.

Public Hearing Dates and Locations:

Date:     Friday, October 10, 2014
Time:     10:00am -12:00pm
Place:    Baystate Medical Center, Holyoke, MA; Exact address/room location to be announced shortly

Date:     Thursday, October 16, 2014         
Time:     10:00am - 12:00pm
Place:    Saltonstall Building, 2nd floor Conference Rooms C & D, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02108

A RSVP is not required, but is suggested.  Please contact Kristen Tavano, Senior Grants Program Specialist, by email at Kristen.Tavano@state.ma.us by October 1, 2014 if you plan to attend either session or have questions regarding these hearings.  If you are unable to attend but wish to share your input on the above topics, brief written statements will be accepted through October 16, 2014, and can be sent to mova@state.ma.us.