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Office on Violence Against Women Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.889
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Jan 26, 2018

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides grants to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, underserved populations of adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Program purpose areas include:

  • Working with federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, agencies, and organizations to develop or enhance population specific services
  • Strengthening the capacity of underserved populations to provide population specific services
  • Strengthening the capacity of traditional victim service providers to provide population specific services
  • Strengthening the effectiveness of criminal and civil justice interventions by providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and other court personnel on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations
  • Working in cooperation with an underserved population to develop and implement outreach, education, prevention, and intervention strategies that highlight available resources and the specific issues faced by victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking from underserved populations.

Priority will be given to applicants that propose to increase support for survivors of sexual assault, including services, law enforcement response, and prosecution.

OVW believes that a partnership between organizations strengthens the network of services available to survivors. Every applicant is required to partner with at least one organization to meet the goals of the proposed project.


Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations that are:

  • Run by and for deaf individuals
  • Providing services for LGBT individuals
  • Serving members of a religious minority who face barriers accessing and using victim services
  • Culturally specific organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks, or Hispanics and propose a project that focuses solely on serving victims of sexual assault
  • Awardees of 2 continuation awards under the Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Expected number of awards: 14
Total program funding: $4,200,000

Application process

Links to the application and full announcement are available through

Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit a letter of registration to by December 29, 2017. See page 47 of the program guidance for an example of the letter.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Elderly population · LGBT · Minorities · People with disabilities · Women

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