Funds are still available for victim service agencies that provide community-based services to victims of crimes such as sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, drunk-driving, and other violent crimes. Funds also may be used for law enforcement, prosecution, and court efforts related to violence against women.

Successful applicants will be designated for continued funding for a three-year period beginning July 1, 2010, and ending June 30, 2013. Currently, approximately 90 programs are receiving a total of about $9.8 million in state and federal funds to support their work with victims of crime.

Organizations that are interested must file a Letter of Intent to apply for funding by 4:30 p.m. December 15, 2009.

For more information is available at the Crime Victim Assistance Division website at http://victimservicegrant.iowa.gov.