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Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program

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: 16.590
Sponsors
Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Deadlines
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 16, 2021
Application: Mar 29, 2021
Contact

For program-related questions:
202.353.5498
OVW.ICJR@usdoj.gov

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

Purpose

The Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program encourages state, local, and tribal governments and courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system.

This program has 24 purpose areas for applicants to choose to center their activities on. See page 5 of the application instructions for a full list.

For FY 2021, the Office on Violence Against Women will give preference to applicants proposing activities that reduce violent crime against women and promote victim safety through investing in law enforcement, increasing prosecution, and promoting effective prevention. Additional points will be given to applicants that:

  • Do not currently provide for centralized handling of cases by police, prosecutors, and courts
  • Demonstrate a commitment to strong enforcement of laws, and prosecution, including the enforcement of protection orders from other states and jurisdictions, including tribal jurisdictions
  • Have established arrangements with neighboring jurisdictions to facilitate the enforcement of protection orders from other states and jurisdictions, including tribal jurisdictions
  • Intend to utilize grant funds to develop and install data collection and communication systems and training on how to use these systems effectively to link police, prosecutors, courts, and tribal jurisdictions
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Tribal governments
  • State and local courts (including juvenile courts)
  • Units of local government
  • State, Tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions
  • Victim service providers that partner with a state, Tribal government, or unit of local government
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: Up to $1,000,000
Project period: Up to 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 45
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.

Applications are submitted through a two-step process with the SF-424 and SF-LLL due in Grants.gov on March 29, 2021 and the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) due on March 31, 2021.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to OVW.ICJR@usdoj.gov by March 16, 2020. The letter should confirm that the applicant has registered with SAM and Grants.gov.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Criminal justice system · Families · Human services · Women



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