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Grants to Prevent and Respond to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Against Children and Youth Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Prevent and
Address Assault and Violence Against Youth and Children

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

LOI Date:

03/11/20

Deadline Date:

04/14/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal organizations and governments to prevent and address assault and violence against youth and children. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The CY Program supports comprehensive, community-based efforts to develop or expand prevention, intervention, treatment, and response strategies to address the needs of children and youth impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Purpose Areas
 In FY 2020, applicants must use funds under the CY Program for one of the following purposes.
 Applicants may select only one purpose area.
  1.  Services and Training to Address Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and/or Stalking (within ages 0-10).
  2. Creating Safer Communities for Youth: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Response Services for Youth Impacted by Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and/or Stalking (within ages 11-24).
  3. Providing School-Based Services: Prevention, Intervention, and Response to Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and/or Stalking (within ages 5-19).
OVW Priority Areas
 In FY 2020, OVW is interested in supporting the priority areas identified below. Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration.
  1. Increase efforts to combat stalking. To qualify for this priority area, applicants must propose projects where at least 50 percent of the training, educational, and outreach activities address stalking and/or cyberstalking, including the intersection of these crimes with dating violence.
  2. Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. To qualify for this priority area, applicants must describe what makes the geographic service area rural (using U.S. Census or other appropriate government data) and how they will address specific challenges in rural communities.
  3. Empower victims to become survivors by growing them past their vulnerabilities to a place of self-sufficiency. To qualify for this priority area, applicants must propose project activities that go beyond immediate victim services such as crisis counseling, short/long term counseling, medical and/or court accompaniment, etc. Examples of ways applicants might address this priority include youth engagement through the development of youth action committees, or developing strong partnerships with workforce development, job training, and/or educational programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188213

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,800,000

Number of Grants:

11

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $500,000
- Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

The award period is 36 months. OVW anticipates that the award period will start on October 1, 2020.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to: nonprofit, nongovernmental entities; tribal organizations; Indian tribal governments; and units of local government or agencies of units of local government in the United States or U.S. territories.

The following entities are eligible to apply for this program:
1. A nonprofit, nongovernmental entity, or tribal organization with:
a. A demonstrated primary purpose of developing or providing programming or services for children or youth; or
b. A demonstrated primary purpose of providing direct victim services for children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or
c. A demonstrated primary purpose of serving adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, but has a designated program that provides direct services to children or youth who are victims of and/or exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
2. An Indian tribe.
3. A unit of local government or an agency of a unit of local government.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this solicitation (see “Faith-Based Organizations” on the OVW website https://www.justice.gov/ovw/resources-applicants#Resources for more information).

Eligible Service Area: Applicants must ensure that proposed projects support local, community-specific strategies only. The applicant and its project partners must be based in the project’s service area. Grant funds may not be used to conduct or support regional or statewide activities or projects.

OVW does not fund activities that jeopardize victim safety, deter or prevent physical or emotional healing for victims, or allow offenders to escape responsibility for their actions. For a list of out-of-scope activities, see https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1249326/download#page=7.

For Funding Restrictions, see https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1249326/download#page=28.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OVW will post a pre-recorded Pre-Application Information Session on its website for entities interested in submitting an application for this program. Listening to this session is optional. Interested applicants who do not listen to the prerecorded session are still eligible to apply. The session is tentatively scheduled to be available by February 27, 2020 on the OVW website https://www.justice.gov/ovw/resources-applicants.

The session will be captioned in English and Spanish. Interested applicants needing additional language assistance should contact this program’s POC at ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov or at 202-514-0390 as soon as possible, but no later than March 4, 2020.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (E.T.) on April 14, 2020. OVW anticipates notifying applicants of funding decisions by October 1, 2020.

Registration Information: To submit an application, all applicants must obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a DUNS number and register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than March 11, 2020. For more information, see:
- https://www.dnb.com/
- https://www.sam.gov/SAM/
- https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1249326/download#page=24.

Letter of Intent: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by March 11, 2020. This letter confirms that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov. Submitting a Letter of Intent will not obligate a potential applicant to submit an application. Interested applicants who do not submit a Letter of Intent are still eligible to apply.

Required Partnerships: Applicants must establish multidisciplinary partnerships through a CCR to ensure the proposed
project meets its goals and objectives, including the necessary expertise, experience, and capacity to meet the needs of the targeted age group.

To view this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324546
‘For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, or to request a paper copy of the application package email OVW at ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov. Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-6026.

Send letters of intent to ovw.consolyouth@usdoj.gov.

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Kellie Greene
Grant Program Specialist
202-514-0390
kellie.greene@usdoj.gov

For technical assistance with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726.

CFDA Number:

16.888

Funding or Pin Number:

OVW-2020-18272

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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