Are you a victim of a crime in Kentucky? Apply for support funding from the Commonwealth

Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 5:52 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - New funding resources are available for victims of crime in Kentucky.

Applications open June 5 for $11 million in additional Justice Cabinet grant funding. To apply for this Justice Cabinet funding, click here.

Furthermore, the state offers the Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Information on how to apply can be found here and more information is listed below.


The Crime Victims Compensation Fund (CVCF) provides assistance to survivors of violent crime without resources to pay for the medical, funeral, mental health counseling, and dental or corrective lens expenses resulting from a crime. Assistance can also include lost wages of the survivor or loss of support for someone dependent on the victim, lost earnings constituting bereavement in homicide cases and emotional support animals up to $1,000.

Senate Bill 282 increased the following amounts the fund can award:

  • Doubled the weekly amount available for lost wages to $300 per week from $150 per week;
  • Increased the amount available for funeral expenses to $7,500 from $5,000; and
  • Increased the overall total award available to $30,000 from $25,000.