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Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.736
Sponsors
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 22, 2020
Application: Feb 6, 2020
Contact

For program-related questions:
Dana T. Marshall
202.307.6026
ovw.transitionalhousing@usdoj.gov

For financial questions:
202.307.6026
OVW.GFMD@usdoj.gov

Purpose

The Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program focuses on a victim-centered approach to providing transitional housing services that move survivors into permanent housing.

Funds may be used for:

  • Transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing
  • Short-term housing assistance, including rental or utility payment assistance and assistance with related expenses such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing
  • Voluntary support services for recipients of transitional housing, including counseling, childcare, transportation, and life skills/educational/job training

Special consideration will be given to projects that:

  • Empower victims to become survivors by growing them past their vulnerabilities to a place of self-sufficiency
  • Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking

Detailed information on program scope, mandatory activities, and Office on Violence Against Women priority areas is available in the application instructions.

Eligibility

Applications are being accepted for both new and continuation projects.

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Units of local government
  • Tribal governments and Tribal organizations
  • Other organizations, including sexual assault and domestic violence victim service providers, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, including community-based and culturally specific organizations, that have a documented history of effective work considering victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Expected number of awards: 70
Project period: 36 months
Estimated total program funding: $30,000,000

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.transitionalhousing@usdoj.gov by January 22, 2020.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Culture and cultural competency · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Self-sufficiency



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