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Expired: December 01, 2019

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) FFY18 Transitional Housing Program

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting proposals for grants for the Transitional Housing Program. Grants will be made with FFY18 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds. A total of $5 million in funding in for transitional housing programs is available through this solicitation for use over a period of 12 months.

Application deadline: 11:59 pm, December 1, 2019.

Program Requirements

ICJIA has made available $5 million in VOCA grant funding for the development or expansion of transitional housing and related support costs for victims of crime. Funded programs will facilitate victims’ pursuit of safety, independence, and stable housing. Grant awards must be spent over a period of 12 months. Additional funding to extend the grant period will depend on both the availability of funds and project performance during the first 12 months. This funding opportunity will support transitional housing services for persons whose housing needs arise from or are a cause of their victimization. Persons served must be adults (and, when appropriate, their dependent children) and victims of crimes including, but not limited to, domestic violence (including intimate partner violence), human trafficking, anti-LGBTQ+ violence, and forced labor.

Eligibility Information

Agencies must be pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal,, to become eligible to apply for an award. Applicants must have completed the GATA pre-qualification process and received approval of their Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) by the period of performance start date, March 1, 2020 to be considered for funding.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are limited to:

Public Agency and Nonprofit Organization. Operated by a public agency or nonprofit organization, or a combination of such organizations, and provides direct services to crime victims. Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of 501(c)(3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.


Completed application materials must be emailed to by 11:59 p.m., December 1, 2019, to be considered for funding. Proposals will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in-person. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

Available Funds

Grants available through this funding opportunity are a portion of a FFY18 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund. A total of $5 million in funding is available through this solicitation. A minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $500,000 will be awarded to successful applicants.

Period of Performance

Funding is available for the period of March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Based on program performance and fund availability, the ICJIA may recommend allocation of funding to support an additional 24 months.

Technical Assistance Session

Technical assistance recordings providing additional information regarding this funding opportunity will be available for viewing beginning at 1:30 p.m. on October 17, 2019.

NOFO Guidelines

General Requirements

Indirect Costs

Information provided during this webinar recording will be unofficial and not binding on the state.

Notice of Intent

Agencies interested in applying are asked to submit an online Notice of Intent by 11:59 p.m., November 15, 2019.



NOFO PostedOctober 15, 2019
Technical Assistance Recording availableOctober 17, 2019
Notice of Intent dueNovember 15, 2019
NOFO question submission deadlineNovember 20, 2019
Applications Due11:59 p.m., December 1, 2019
Budget Committee review/approval of recommended designationsJanuary 2020
Projected program start dateMarch 1, 2020


Recipients must submit periodic financial reports, periodic performance reports, final financial and performance reports, and, a calendar year end financial report in accordance with the CFR Part 200 Uniform Requirements. Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if reports are delinquent.

Required Documents

The following documents must be emailed to by the 11:59 p.m., December 1, 2019, deadline for application review. Click the links below to download copies.



Questions regarding this NOFO may be submitted to until 11:59 p.m. November 20, 2019.

Download the latest questions and answers.

Contact Information

Ronnie J Reichgelt

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

300 West Adams, Suite 200

Chicago, IL 60606