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Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.528
Sponsors
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 16, 2020
Application: Feb 6, 2020
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:

202.616.6728
janice.a.green@usdoj.gov

202.307.6026
OVW.Elder@usdoj.gov

For financial questions:
202.514.8556
OVW.gfmd@usdoj.gov

Purpose

The Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.

Funding must be used to:

  • Provide training programs to assist law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of states or units of local government, population specific organizations, victim service providers, victim advocates, and relevant officers in federal, tribal, state, territorial, and local courts in recognizing and addressing instances of elder abuse
  • Provide or enhance services for victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect
  • Establish or support multidisciplinary collaborative community responses to victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect
  • Conduct cross-training for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, agencies of states or units of local government, attorneys, health care providers, population specific organizations, faith-based advocates, victim service providers, and courts to better serve victims of abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, and neglect

Priority areas include:

  • Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention
  • Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Empower victims to become survivors by growing them past their vulnerabilities to a place of self-sufficiency
  • Increase efforts to combat stalking
Eligibility

Eligible entities are:

  • States
  • Units of local government
  • Tribal governments and Tribal organizations
  • Population specific organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals over 50 years of age
  • Victim service providers with demonstrated experience in addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • State, Tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions

Applicants must demonstrate a multidisciplinary partnership that includes Memoranda of Understanding with:

  • At least one law enforcement agency
  • At least one prosecutor's office
  • At least one victim service provider
  • At least one nonprofit program or government agency with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals in later life
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $400,000
Expected number of Awards: 9
Project period: 36 months
Estimated total program funding: $3,000,000

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 submit a letter of intent to OVW.Elder@usdoj.gov by January 16, 2020.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Access · Aging and aging-related services · Criminal justice system · Cultural competency · Elderly population · Networking and collaboration · Self-sufficiency



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