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Grants to USA Domestic Violence Coalitions to
Coordinate Services That Address Violence and Assault

State and Territory Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

07/05/22 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 07/07/22 9:00 PM ET - JustGrants deadline.

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories violence and assault coalitions to address dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and assault. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the coordination of state and territory victim services activities and for collaboration and coordination with federal, state, territory, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities. Eligible applicants are limited to state and territory domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions.

This grant program supports the critical work of state and territory domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and is a set-aside program under the OVW STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program statute. These organizations play an important role in advancing the goal of ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

This program also includes a statutory set aside from the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) statute, specifically for state and territory sexual assault coalitions (34 U.S.C. § 12511(d)).

Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 10441(c), funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Coordinating state and territory victim services activities.
  2. Collaborating and coordinating with federal, state, territory, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities.

Examples of activities that may be supported include:

a. Providing training and technical assistance (T&TA) to member organizations.

b. Expanding the technological capacity of coalitions and/or member organizations.

c. Developing or enhancing appropriate standards of services for member programs, including culturally appropriate services for underserved populations.

d. Conducting statewide, regional and/or community-based meetings or workshops for victim advocates, survivors, legal service providers, and criminal justice representatives.

e. Bringing local programs together to identify gaps in services and to coordinate activities.

f. Increasing the representation of underserved populations in coordination activities, including providing financial assistance to organizations that serve underserved communities to participate in planning meetings, task forces, committees, etc.

g. Engaging in activities that promote coalition-building at the local and/or state level.

h. Coordinating at the federal, state and territory level with judicial or local law enforcement agencies to develop or enhance strategies to address identified problems.

Eligible sexual assault coalitions or dual domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions will receive additional funding from SASP’s state and territory sexual assault coalitions set-aside to support the maintenance and expansion of state and territory sexual assault coalitions.

Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12511(d)(2), grant funds must be used for the following statutory purposes:

a. Working with local sexual assault programs and other providers of direct services to encourage appropriate responses to sexual assault within the state or territory.

b. Working with judicial and law enforcement agencies to encourage appropriate responses to sexual assault cases.

c. Working with courts, child protective services agencies, and children’s advocates to develop appropriate responses to child custody and visitation issues when sexual assault has been determined to be a factor.

d. Designing and conducting public education campaigns.

e. Planning and monitoring the distribution of grants and grant funds to their state or territory.

f. Collaborating with and informing federal, state, or local public officials and agencies to develop and implement policies to reduce or eliminate sexual assault.

For information about priority areas, see the following link: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1509876/download#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196868

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$14,978,345

Number of Grants:

88

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $267,469
Award Floor: $90,342

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/22 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 12

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to: state and territory domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions in the United States or U.S. territories. For more information, see https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1509876/download#page=8.

Ineligible Entities and Disqualifying Factors: Applications submitted by ineligible entities will not be considered for funding. Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12291(b)(16)(iii), an applicant that is found to have an unresolved audit finding (not closed or resolved within 12 months of the final audit report from the Inspector General of the Department of Justice) is not eligible for funding during the following two fiscal years.

Note: Any nonprofit organization that holds money in offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the tax described in section 511(a) of the Internal Revenue Code is not eligible for a grant from this program. See 34 U.S.C. § 12291(b)(16)(B)(ii).

Out-of-Scope Activities: The activities listed below are out of the program scope and will not be supported by this program’s funding. Any out of scope activities will need to be removed from the application prior to final approval by OVW. See also the list of unallowable costs in the Funding Restrictions section of the solicitation.
1. Research projects. Funds under this program may not be used to conduct research, defined in 28 C.F.R. § 46.102 as a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Surveys and focus groups, depending on their design and purpose, may constitute research and therefore be out-of-scope. Prohibited research does not include assessments conducted for internal improvement purposes only (see Limited Use of Funds at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1509876/download#page=6). For information on distinguishing between research and assessments, see the Solicitation Companion Guide.
2. Direct services for victims.
3. Prevention (excluding SASP funds).

For Funding Restrictions, see https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1509876/download#page=11

Pre-Application Information:

Grants.gov Deadline: July 05, 2022 11:59 PM
Application JustGrants Deadline: July 07, 2022 9:00 PM

Applications for this program will be submitted through a two-step process: (1) submission of the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov and (2) submission of the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants). Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but not later than 24-48 hours before the Grants.gov deadline.

To submit an application, all applicants must register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with Grants.gov. To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants must register online with SAM and with Grants.gov immediately, but no later than June 23, 2022.

It is anticipated that all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by October 1, 2022.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340853

For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link listed 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, email OVW at OVW.StateCoalitions@usdoj.gov. Alternatively, interested parties may call OVW at 202-307-6026.

For technical assistance with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. For technical assistance with JustGrants, contact OVW JustGrants Support at 1-866-655-4482 or OVW.JustGrantsSupport@usdoj.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.556

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OVW-2022-171111

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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

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

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