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Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.016
Sponsors
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 20, 2020
Application: Feb 12, 2020
Contact

For program-related questions:
202.353.8408
paule.tessier@usdoj.gov

For financial questions:
888.514.8556
OVW.GFMD@usdoj.gov

Purpose

This program provides grants to support community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to using more traditional programs.

Funds may be used for the following purposes:

  1. Working with State and local governments and social service agencies to develop and enhance effective strategies to provide culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  2. Increasing community capacity to provide culturally specific resources and support for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes and their families
  3. Strengthening criminal justice interventions, by providing training for law enforcement, prosecution, courts, probation, and correctional facilities on culturally specific responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  4. Enhancing traditional services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through the leadership of culturally specific programs offering services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  5. Working in cooperation with the community to develop education and prevention strategies highlighting culturally specific issues and resources regarding victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  6. Providing culturally specific programs for children exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  7. Providing culturally specific resources and services that address the safety, economic, housing, and workplace needs of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including emergency assistance
  8. Examining the dynamics of culture and its impact on victimization and healing

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 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

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

Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations with the primary purpose of providing culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities:

  • American Indians, including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts
  • Asian Americans
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • African Americans
  • Hispanics and Latinos

The applicant organization must:

  1. Have a board of directors or steering committee and staffing which is reflective of the culturally specific community it serves
  2. Have demonstrated expertise in serving victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking or have entered into a formal partnership with an organization having such experience
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Expected number of awards: 22
Project period: 24 months
Estimated total program funding: $6,266,235

Application process

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

While not required, applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Charlayna.Brady@usdoj.gov by January 20, 2020.

Applicant webinars:

January 15, 2020
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

January 16, 2020
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

To register, contact Charlayna Brady at Charlayna.Brady@usdoj.gov or 202.305.2713 at least 2 days prior to the start of the session.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Cultural competency · Families · Hispanics and Latinos · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Limited English proficient · Self-sufficiency · Substance abuse · Women



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