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National Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center

Grant to a USA Nonprofit or IHE to Support Programs
to Reduce Domestic Violence-Related Deaths

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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

Conf. Date:

03/17/20

LOI Date:

04/10/20

Deadline Date:

05/12/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grant to a USA or territories nonprofit organization or institution of higher education to provide support to programs designed to prevent deaths related to domestic violence. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of funding is to create a resource center that will provide training and technical assistance to jurisdictions interested in implementing a domestic violence homicide prevention (DVHP) intervention.

About the OVW Training and Technical Assistance Initiative

The primary purpose of the OVW Training and Technical Assistance Initiative (TA Initiative) is to provide direct technical assistance to existing and potential grantees and sub-grantees to enhance their efforts to successfully implement projects supported by OVW grant funds. OVW’s TA Initiative is designed to strengthen and build the capacity of civil and criminal justice system professionals and victim service providers across the nation to respond effectively to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and foster partnerships among organizations that have not traditionally worked together to address these crimes.

About the OVW National Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Technical Assistance Resource Center

Beginning in fiscal year 2012, the appropriation for OVW’s Improving Criminal Justice
Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (ICJR Program) has included a $4,000,000 allocation to address domestic violence homicides. OVW has used this funding to support its Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DVHP-DI), testing and evaluating lethality/risk assessment tools and other strategies to reduce domestic violence homicides.

Utilizing lessons learned from OVW’s implementation of the DVHP-DI, the National Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Technical Assistance Resource Center (NDVHP TARC) will provide customized and intensive training and technical assistance (TTA) to jurisdictions interested in implementing a domestic violence homicide prevention (DVHP) intervention. Lessons from the DVHP-DI indicate that, in order to better and more fully assist jurisdictions that want to implement a DVHP intervention, communities must engage in a comprehensive community assessment to identify needs, gaps, resources, and capacity to implement a DVHP intervention. The NDVHP TARC project may develop and/or enhance a community assessment tool that will be used to assess a jurisdiction’s capacity to implement a DVHP intervention, maintain a resource center about existing and new DVHP interventions available, and provide training, technical assistance (TA), and resources for each of the professions, to include law enforcement, domestic violence victim service providers, prosecutors, judges and other court staff, involved in implementing a DVHP intervention.

In FY 2020, funds under the NDVHP TARC may be used to develop and deliver high-quality
training, TA, and resources to OVW grantees, sub-grantees, and potential grantees on
implementing DVHP interventions. TTA may include, but is not limited to:

  • Developing/enhancing and deploying a community assessment with a team of experts.
  • Development and implementation of strategic plans specific to implementing a DVHP
    intervention.
  • On-site TTA.
  • Regional trainings.
  • National trainings.
  • On-line training including webinars or web-based resources.
  • Virtual or telephonic consultation.

For details on OWV priority areas, see: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1252366/download#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188423

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,000,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000
Award Floor: $0

Term of Contract:

The NDVHP TARC project may receive up to a total of five years (60 months) of funding. The initial award period is 39 months. The total “estimated funding” on the SF-424 must reflect 39 months of activities. OVW anticipates that the award period will start on July 1, 2020.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants for this call for concept paper are limited to:

- Institutions of higher education.
- Nonprofit organizations.

To ensure fairness, the applicant cannot be an entity that developed or is developing a risk, lethality, danger, or similar DVHP assessment, tool, model, or intervention. Entities that developed or are developing a domestic violence homicide prevention intervention will be involved in the NDVHP TARC to provide TTA on their specific intervention and will be involved in the development of the community readiness assessment.

The activities listed below are out of the program scope, and they will not be supported by this
program’s funding.

1. Research projects. This does not include assessments conducted only for internal improvement purposes (up to three percent of the award). For information on distinguishing between research and assessments, see the heading on this topic in the Funding Restrictions section of this solicitation and the Solicitation Companion Guide.
2. Direct victim services and justice system interventions. OVW’s TA Initiative funds are intended to support educational and training opportunities and TA for current and potential OVW grantees and sub-grantees. They cannot support law enforcement activities, legal representation, direct services, or other interventions.
3. Applications focused on a single state, region, or local geographic community.

Funding restrictions: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1252366/download#page=22

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Information Session OVW will conduct an optional web-based pre-application information session for entities interested in submitting an application for this call for concept papers. During this session, OVW staff will review this call for concept papers’ requirements, review the call for concept papers, and allow for a brief question and answer period. The session is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.

The total number of participants for the session may be limited, and therefore interested participants from the same agency/jurisdiction are expected to participate together. OVW reserves the right to deny multiple registrations from a single agency/jurisdiction to allow as many interested applicants as possible to participate.

Participation in the pre-application information session is optional. Interested applicants that do not participate in a session are still eligible to apply.

To register, contact the ICJR Unit. Registration must be received at least seven days prior to the start of the session.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications submitted after 11:59 p.m. E.T. on April 28, 2020 will not be considered for funding, unless the applicant receives OVW permission to submit a late application.

Applicants intending to apply for FY 2020 funding under this call for concept papers are strongly encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent. The letter should state that the applicant is registered and current with SAM and with Grants.gov. The letter should be emailed to OVW by April 10, 2020.

Federal regulations require that an applicant (1) be registered in SAM.gov prior to submitting an application; (2) provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and (3) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active federal award or an application under consideration by a federal awarding agency.

Dates/Deadlines:
- April 10, 2020: Obtain a DUNS number at https://www.dnb.com/ or call 1-866-705-5711.
- April 10, 2020: Register with SAM: Access the SAM online registration through the SAM homepage at https://www.sam.gov/SAM/ and follow the online instructions for new SAM users.
- April 10, 2020: Register with Grants.go
- May 12 2020: Submit Letter of Intent
- April 21, 2020: Request hardcopy submission, if necessary
- 24 – 48 hours prior to the application deadline: Begin Application Submission Process

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324899

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

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

Brenda Auterman
Program Specialist
202-307-6026OVW.ICJR@usdoj.gov
202-307-6026

CFDA Number:

16.526

Funding or Pin Number:

OVW-2020-18273

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