The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) anticipates releasing the next (FY19) VOCA, SAFEPLAN, and DDTF PET open bid by mid to late November 2017. The respective Request for Grant Applications (RGAs) will be posted both on COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s procurement system and on MOVA’s web site. For questions about the upcoming procurement please contact Kristen Tavano, Senior Grants Procurement Manager at email@example.com.
2017 Victim Services Training Request for Grant Applications, now available
The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) has released the 2017 Victim Services Training Request for Grant Applications (RGA). All potential applicants must submit an Intent to Apply Form at least 5 days prior to submitting any application. All documents are available on COMMBUYS – www.commbuys.com/bso.
COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s Procurement system will be utilized for posting the application, questions, and ultimately the awards related to this procurement. Although COMMBUYS registration is not required, any interested applicant considering applying for funds is encouraged to register on COMMBUYS as a “Seller”. Information regarding registration and training can be found at: http://www.mass.gov/anf/budget-taxes-and-procurement/procurement-info-and-res/conduct-a-procurement/commbuys/commbuys-tips-for-sellers.html
To access the bid, click on ‘Contract & Bid Search’, search for ‘bids’, using ‘any of the search criteria’, select ‘1111-Victim and Witness Assistance Board’ as the organization, and click ‘find it’.
May 9, 2016 Release RGA on or about this date
May 9, 2016 Application period open
May 12, 2016 Informational Webinar (11 am) (repeats as necessary)
As Necessary VWA Board Vote
As Necessary Awardees Notified
August 2016 TBD Project Reporting Webinar for recipients (repeats as necessary)
June 30, 2019 Anticipated End date for RGA unless amended
Note: Timeline is subject to change at the discretion of MOVA and/or the Victim and Witness Assistance Board.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning at the open date of the RGA. Should submitted applications exceed available funding; the application period will close until or if additional funding becomes available. In the event the application period closes and reopens, MOVA reserves the right to request that applications be resubmitted.
A non-mandatory Bidders’ Online Webinar will be held on May 12, 2016 from 11am-12:00pm. Though not mandatory, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. A registration link can be found at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register Registration is limited to 100 attendees. These webinars will be repeated throughout the grant cycle as necessary.
If you have issues opening the PDF Application (if you see ‘please wait’ after downloading from COMMBUYS), please save the application to your desktop and re-open. This should fix the issue.
For further information, please contact the Procurement Team Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to abide by the Commonwealth’s Procurement Policies and Procedures, only written questions will be permitted.
For all applicants:
Informational Webinar June 6, 2016 file size 1MB
If request is in excess of $10,000 include:
If request is in excess of $25,000 include:
If not currently a state vendor - all applicants:
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 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) , supported through the Federal Crime Victims Fund;
- The SAFEPLAN program , supported through state monies and federal grants;
- The Drunk Driving Trust Fund (DDTF) , supported through state mandated fees assessed against offenders; and
- The , supported through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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's Funded Agency Resource Guide