Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

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:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

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

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

04/14/20 11:59 PM ET


Request a Grant Writer

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:


Number of Grants:


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.


  • 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 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

For Funding Restrictions, see

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

The session will be captioned in English and Spanish. Interested applicants needing additional language assistance should contact this program’s POC at 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 To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must obtain a DUNS number and register online with SAM and with immediately, but no later than March 11, 2020. For more information, see:

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 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
‘For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the 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 Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-6026.

Send letters of intent to

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Kellie Greene
Grant Program Specialist

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

CFDA Number:


Funding or Pin Number:


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)

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Colleges, Museums, and Tribes for Native Alaskan Educa...

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, cultural centers, museums, and tribal organizations for educational opportunities in eligible regions. Funding is intended to provide access to high-quality education for native adults and children who are ori

GrantWatch ID#: 128374

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Colleges, Tribal Organizations, and Individuals for Al...

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants of up to $6,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, tribal organizations, and individuals to promote the culture of Native Alaskans in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects that further the traditions of these peoples, preser

GrantWatch ID#: 128375

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Architecture, Education, Arts, Scientific Research, and Communi...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits for activities that positively impact people around the world and their communities. Support is primarily given to programs in the areas of architecture and the arts, education, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and scientific res

GrantWatch ID#: 138286