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Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Assistance Program

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.589
Sponsors
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 9, 2021
Application: Mar 12, 2021
Contact

For program-related questions:
202.568.0107
ovw.rural@usdoj.gov

For financial questions:
888.514.8556
ovw.gfmd@usdoj.gov

Purpose

This program supports projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural communities.

Funds may be used to:

  • Identify, assess, and appropriately respond to child, youth, and adult victims and work with a network of partners within a rural community to provide legal services, health services, and basic provisions to victims
  • Establish and expand nonprofit, nongovernmental, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local government victim services in rural areas or rural communities to child, youth, and adult victims
  • Increase the safety and well-being of rural women and children by dealing directly and immediately with issues of violence

Special consideration will be given to projects that:

  • Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention
  • Empower victims to become survivors by focusing on long-term safety and sustainable economic independence
  • Increase resources for courts and Tribes to register protection orders in NCIC and give access to Tribes to crime information systems
  • Increase efforts to combat stalking

A complete list of program scope, allowable and unallowable activities, and priority areas determined by the Office on Violence Against Women is available in the application instructions.

Eligibility

Applications will be accepted from:

  • States
  • Tribes
  • Territories
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit (public or private) entities, including tribal nonprofit organizations.

Applicants must demonstrate that the targeted area to be served is a rural area or community, as defined by Statute. Applicants should consult the rural eligibility documentation process.

Eligible applications must include a sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking victim service provider as the lead applicant and/or a formal project partner.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Award floor: $350,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 55
Estimated total program funding: $32,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to email a letter of intent to ovw.rural@usdoj.gov by February 9, 2021.

Applications are submitted through a two-step process with the SF-424 and SF-LLL due in Grants.gov on March 12, 2021 and the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) due on March 16, 2021.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Black or African American · Children and youth · Elderly population · Human services · Immigrants · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse · Women



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