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Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services 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: 16.016
Sponsors
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 31, 2022
Application: Apr 21, 2022
Contact

For program-related questions:
202.307.6026
ovw.cultural@usdoj.gov

For financial questions:
888.514.8556
ovw.gfmd@usdoj.gov

Purpose

This program offers 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:

  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:

  • Advance racial equity as an essential component of ending sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking
  • Improve outreach, services, civil and criminal justice responses, prevention, and support for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking from underserved communities, particularly LGBTQ and immigrant communities
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
  • Blacks
  • Hispanics

The applicant organization must:

  1. Have an advisory board 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
Project period: 24 months
Estimated number of awards: 23
Estimated total program funding: $6,787,843

Application process

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

While not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to email a letter of intent to OVW.Cultural@usdoj.gov by March 31, 2022.

Applications are submitted through a two-step process with the SF-424 and SF-LLL due in Grants.gov on April 21, 2022 and the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) due on April 27, 2022.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Culture and cultural competency · Families · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Limited English proficient · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse · Women

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