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Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.529
Sponsor
Office on Violence Against Women
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 20, 2019
Application: Jan 22, 2020
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:
202.307.6026
OVW.Disabilities@usdoj.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
888.514.8556
OVW.GFMD@usdoj.gov

Purpose

The Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities grant program offers funding to increase organizational capacity to support multidisciplinary collaborative teams that offer services and support to individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

The program purpose areas include:

  • Provide personnel, training, technical assistance, advocacy, intervention, and risk reduction
  • Conduct outreach activities to ensure that individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault receive appropriate assistance
  • Conduct cross-training for victim service organizations, governmental agencies, courts, law enforcement, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations
  • Provide technical assistance to assist with modifications to existing policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure equal access to services
  • Provide training and technical assistance on the requirements of shelters and victim service providers under Federal anti-discrimination laws
  • Modify facilities, purchase equipment, and provide personnel so that shelters and victim service organizations can accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities
  • Provide advocacy and intervention services for individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault
  • Develop model programs providing advocacy and intervention services within organizations serving individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault

Priorities include:

  • Reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention
  • Increase efforts to combat stalking
  • Address the specific challenges that rural communities face in responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Serve sexual assault survivors
Eligibility

Eligible entities for this program are:

  • States
  • Units of local government
  • Indian Tribal Governments or Tribal organizations
  • Nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services organizations, such as state domestic violence, sexual assault or Tribal coalitions or nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations serving individuals with disabilities

Applicants must have a multidisciplinary, collaborative team consisting of:

  • At least one nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services organization or Tribal organization serving victims, such as a state or Tribal domestic violence or sexual assault coalition AND
  • At least one nonprofit, nongovernmental organization or Tribal organization serving individuals with disabilities
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award Ceilings:

  • New, local-focused project $425,000 for 3 years
  • Continuation, local-focused $325,000 for 2 years
  • New, state-focused project $500,000 for 3 years
  • Continuation, state-focused $400,000 for 2 years

Total Funding Available: $6,000,000

Number of Awards: 12

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.disabilities@usdoj.gov by December 20, 2019.

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